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The Ghan - Alice Springs, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust
S 23° 41.841 E 133° 52.413
53K E 385156 N 7378826
Quick Description: This traditional train connects Adelaide to Darwin via Australia's Red Center.
Location: Northern Territory, Australia
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 4:50:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMN0DF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Since 1929, the Ghan makes it possible to travel Australia's otherwise quite inaccessible center by train. The original Ghan had a steam engine and narrow-gauge tracks and was replaced by today's system in 1980.
The entire journey between Adelaide and Darwin takes 54 hours. During the journey, there are longer stops at Alice Springs and Katherine for sightseeing. Appropriate Tours can be booked on the train, for example to Katherine Gorge.
This waymark points to the station in Alice Springs, where also the gallery photo was taken.

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Engine Type: Diesel

Gauge of Railway: Standard Gage

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 1851 miles

Dates of Operation: From: 1/1/2014 To: 12/31/2014

Frequency of departures: once or twice per week

Key Attractions:
Landscape of Australia's red center, sightseeing stops at Alice Springs and Katherine (Katherine Gorge)


Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: yes

Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Approximate Adult Fare: Not Listed

Approximate Child Fare: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train. Possible photos include the entertainment on board the train, the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the many railway related items that can be found in locations like this.

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