Two sentinel steam railcars were imported and operated in South Australia in the early 1900s. One of the routes covered by one of these was Quorn to Hawker and Port Augusta. After one of these spent some years at Alice Springs on display after it was retired, it was returned to Quorn and was restored to operation by the Pichi Pichi Railway situated in the picturesque Flinders Ranges. This video shows the restored steam railcar nicknamed the 'coffeepot', between Woolshed flat and Quorn. The railway from Port Augusta to Quorn runs through one of the steep routes in the area by which the ranges are able to be climbed. The railway through Pichi Richi Pass was in earlier times part of the main rail access route to Western Australia via Peterborough and Quorn while north of Quorn was the main narrow gauge line to Alice Springs in the center of Australia. These routes have now long been bypassed by newer standard gauge railways.