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Townsville, Queensland. A Surprising City.

Townsville turned out to be the ‘capital’ of Northern Queensland and is half way between Cape York and Brisbane. As the train came into Townsville, it was surprising to see how large it was and how long it took to … Continue reading

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Cairns-Townsville, Qld. Pikelet or Scone Class on the Sunlander Train?

All aboard the Sunlander for Townsville & Beyond.    Up early again for breakfast & the beginning of my railway adventure. Queensland Rail has two trains that run from Cairns to Brisbane. The Sunlander is a traditional train with seats, overnight … Continue reading

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Cairns-Kuranda Scenic Railway, Qld. A Marvellous Ride ****4stars

Bygone Train Trips and Stony Creek Falls Took the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a wonderful ride on the old bench seats in the vintage carriages, plenty of room today! Found yet another Rail Australia site which informs us Route: Cairns – Kuranda Duration: 90 minutes Distance: 34 … Continue reading

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Sydney to Melbourne-XPT Train. A Very Sad Tale.

It’s 7.00am at Central Station, Sydney. Nothing very inviting to eat around here so the cart coffee & a plastic muffin will have to do. At 7.42am the XPT train departs for Melbourne, that’s about 11 hours & 1000 kilometres … Continue reading

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