Post by Bob Harper Post by Dan Koren Post by Dan Koren Post by Dan Koren Post by Andrew Clarke Post by ***@gmail.com Post by Dan Koren Post by dk
The French yak team wins by 20 seconds !!!
Post by dk
Sabrer le champagne! ;-)
Buy me some popcorn and Crackerjacks! :-)
Australia doesn't enter the race ?!?
Australia specialises more in camels. We send them to the middle east. Not so strong on Yaks ;)
Ray Hall, Taree
Here's an Australian camel train. Not all that speedy.
Seems to be burning fossil fuel!
10:31 ?!? Not competitive! ;-)
Is the GHAN air conditioned? Does it have wi-fi?
It could be an interesting journey....
It is airconditioned and, I believe, very comfortable, with fairly good food. It's now very much a tourist hotel on wheels, making extended stops en route so that passengers can take go on excursions to places of interest. I don't know about wifi - I'd imagine that internet availability would be fairly limited or non-existent over much of its route.
And remember, what Farina is now, Los Angeles might be in ten years time ...
Thanks for posting this video. Don't think we'd want to take the trip,
but fascinating to see a bit of that part of OZ.
If you like wide open spaces, this trip's for you, as most of it's desert or semi-desert. The other transcontinental train is the Indian-Pacific which began in a blaze of glory in 1970 when, for the first time ever, it was possible to travel by rail from Sydney to Perth without a break of gauge. These days it's another hotel on wheels, running mostly once a week and making a detour to Adelaide en route:
No yaks, or even camels, I'm afraid. The latter might actually have been quicker back in the day when a journey from Sydney to Perth involved a standard gauge train from Sydney to Broken Hill, a slow narrow gauge train from there to Port Augusta, a standard gauge train from there across the Nullarbor to Kalgoorlie, and a narrow gauge train from there to Perth.
Federalism can have its disadvantages.
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