Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts

The Gahn - Australian Central Railway

At the end of my street is an impressive railway the runs through the centre of Australia.

The railway has been here for over 100 years, according to the 1800's signage around town. The rails run from Adelaide in Southern Australia, to Darwin in the North of Australia. Cutting Australia in half. With the main emphasis being on rail freight.

Every morning at 7am, or about. A cattle truck goes past my home and to the rail depot. Where they are loaded and presumably heading towards to capitals. Cows on trains is perhaps an interesting idea.

The Gahn itself; however, is a rail tourism exercise. The tickets are quite expensive, and tourist are set back a minimum of almost $5000 Australian dollars to board. Stopping off in tourist areas and experiencing the best the NT has to offer without the fatigue of travelling through the remote outback. Passengers are known to also accompany the trip, but they are a story for another day.

With all the passengers aboard the train is just about to set off, in this direction it will be at least 24 hrs to South Australia.

Tags: australia, gahn, railway
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