The Barwell Bull railcar takes you on a half-day ride from Quorn, following the same itinerary and taking in the same spectacular scenery as the Pichi Richi Explorer.

As the track winds its way into the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass, you'll get a close-up view of the ancient Flinders Ranges geology in the deep rock cuttings built in the 1870s.

The 85-year-old Brill railcars were dubbed Barwell's Bulls for the memorable sound of their air-horns and the state premier who introduced these US-designed stalwarts of the SA country lines in 1926. For over 40 years, these railcars serviced virtually all of SA's country lines, providing faster and more economical services than steam locomotive–hauled trains. Pichi Richi Railway's railcar 106, built in 1928, spent most of its working life in the local area, working services between Terowie and Quorn.

  • South Australian Railways Barwell Bull diesel railcar
  • Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return (32 km)
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Light refreshments available at Woolshed Flat (Cash sales only)
  • Route map

Please note: if railcar 106 is not available, a heritage diesel locomotive-hauled train with heritage carriages will operate this service.


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