Australian Trains like The Ghan and the Indian Pacific cross the continent from south to norht and east to west respectively, covering great distances, often over isolated and difficult terrain.
Other routes, such as the West Coast Wilderness Railway on the west coast of Tasmania and Kuranda Scenic Railway in northern Queensland traverse much smaller distances in rugged and precipitous mountainous country.
These railways were once the primary means of linking isolated Australian settlements with more populous cities. Today tourists include these routes among the great railway journeys of Australia.
Source: Post Australia, Martin Place-George Sts, Sydney CBD.
28 May 2010