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Quorn Railway Station, now used for the Pichi Richi Railway
Sign about the Old Ghan railway at Quorn Railway Station


The Pichi Richi Railway is a tourist railway using parts of the former Central Australia Railway.It is headquartered in Quornmarker and runs through the Pichi Richi Pass to Port Augustamarker. The volunteer organisation has restored the old railway right of way gradually, firstly to Woolshed Flat and then to Stirling Northmarker.

In about 2002 the line was extended through to its former terminus of Port Augusta with a dive tunnel under the standard gauge line that replaced the original CAR line. The PRR narrow gauge and the standard gauge lines run parallel for some distance.

The name Pichi Richi is believed to come from the native plant, pituri, which grows in the area, and was traditionally chewed by Australian Aborigines.

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