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Parramatta, NSW. Riding the Rails of Yesteryear

Ye Olde Steam Tramway After my recent trip on the Southern Aurora, I wondered why I have such a fascination with trains. Beyond the fact that they are such marvellous examples of human ingenuity, trains are a tangible link to … Continue reading

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2014 New Years Escape: Coming Full Circle.

Life Aboard the Southern Aurora If you haven’t travelled overnight on a sleeper there is a lot of insignificant detail to learn. How do you get the bed down? Why won’t it lock back into the wall? Why isn’t there … Continue reading

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Wallabadah, NSW. Racing Headlong into the New Year

Day 2: Off to a Great Start Knowing nothing about racing was not entirely a disadvantage at the Wallabadah races as two horses in the first race refused to enter the barriers so my odds went from 1 chance in … Continue reading

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Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Cruising aboard the Southern Aurora

Day 1: On Being without Barrington Tops or Scones but with Fireworks ¬†¬† Travelling with Heritage Express on the Southern Aurora, a 50 year old inter-city express passenger train. The itinerary says:¬†Explore the Barrington Wilderness from the Hunter World Heritage … Continue reading

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Taree, NSW. A Voice in the Wilderness

It’s New Year’s Eve and it’s hot in Dungog. Last night I boarded the Southern Aurora at Sydney’s Central Station. For me this was not my first sleeper but it was my first trip on the Southern Aurora which is … Continue reading

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