The Ghan

Welcome aboard one of THE great train journeys of the world.

Author: Ian Grady

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ISBN: 0980371600

Category: Northern Territory

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Welcome aboard one of THE great train journeys of the world. Beginning in Adelaide you'll embark on the trip of your life, visiting all the attractions of the red Centre and the Top End. We'll guide you through some of the most visually stunning landscapes you're ever likely to see: Lake Eyre; Flinders Ranges; Macdonnell Ranges; Uluru and Kata Tjuta; Devils Marbles; Chambers Pillar; Katherine Gorge; Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks... to name just a few.
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The Ghan

This book will guide you through some of the most visually stunning landscapes you re ever likely to see: Lake Eyre, Flinders Range, McDonnell Ranges, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Devil s Marbles, Chambers Pillar, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu and ...

Author: Ian Grady

Publisher:

ISBN: 1742577326

Category: Northern Territory

Page: 224

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Welcome aboard one of the great train journeys of the world. Beginning in Adelaide, you will embark on the trip of a lifetime on The Ghan, visiting all the attractions of Australia s Red Centre and the wonderful Top End of the continent. This book will guide you through some of the most visually stunning landscapes you re ever likely to see: Lake Eyre, Flinders Range, McDonnell Ranges, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Devil s Marbles, Chambers Pillar, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu and Litchfield national parks to name just a few. You ll also see the quirky and unusual in Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Wycliffe Well and Larrimah. The stunning beauty of the Australian Outback is captured and preserved in the brilliant colours of vibrant full-page photographs in this book.The accompanying chapters tell the story of The Ghan and of life in the Outback, past and present, while everything from Aboriginal art to the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service is carefully explained.
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Design History and Time

The Ghan: Australia's Grand Rail Journey, London, Sydney and Auckland: New Holland, 2015. Great Southern Rail, 'Australia's Great Train Holidays', April 2016– March 2017, [Travel brochure], n.p., n.d. Great Southern Rail, 'Putting Our ...

Author: Zoë Hendon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350060661

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Design, History and Time reflects on the nature of time in relation to design, in both past and contemporary contexts. In contrast to a traditional design historical approach which emphasises schools and movements, this volume addresses time as a continuum and considers the importance of temporality for design practice and history. Contributors address how designers, design historians and design thinkers might respond to the global challenges of time, the rhythms of work, and the increasing speed of life and communication between different communities. They consider how the past informs the present and the future in terms of design; the importance of time-based design practices such as rapid prototyping and slow design, time in relation to memory and forgetting, and artefacts such as the archive for which time is key, and ponder the design of time itself. Showcasing the work of fifteen design scholars from a range of international contexts, the book provides an essential text for thinking about changing attitudes to the temporal.
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Food on the Move

Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World Sharon Hudgins. Grady, Ian, and Don Fuchs, The Ghan: Australia's Grand Rail Journey (Sydney, 2007) Kelly, Tony, Early Days and Camel Patrols, www.users.on.net, July 2000 Parker, ...

Author: Sharon Hudgins

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789140187

Category: Cooking

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All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important ingredient of railway history for more than a century—from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets and foods purchased from platform vendors. For many travelers, the experience of eating on a railway journey is often a highlight of the trip, a major part of the “romance of the rails.” A delight for rail enthusiasts, foodies, and armchair travelers alike, Food on the Move serves up the culinary history of these famous journeys on five continents, from the earliest days of rail travel to the present. Chapters invite us to table for the haute cuisine of the elegant dining carriages on the Orient Express; the classic American feast of steak-and-eggs on the Santa Fe Super Chief; and home-cooked regional foods along the Trans-Siberian tracks. We eat our way across Canada’s vast interior and Australia’s spectacular and colorful Outback; grab an infamous “British railway sandwich” to munch on the Flying Scotsman; snack on spicy samosas on the Darjeeling Himalayan Toy Train; dine at high speed on Japan’s bullet train, the Shinkansen; and sip South African wines in a Blue Train—a luxury lounge-car featuring windows of glass fused with gold dust. Written by eight authors who have traveled on those legendary lines, these chapters include recipes from the dining cars and station eateries, taken from historical menus and contributed by contemporary chefs, as well as a bounty of illustrations. A toothsome commingling of dinner triangles and train whistles, this collection is a veritable feast of meals on the move.
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DK Eyewitness Australia

558 SURVIVAL GUIDE Travelling by Train and Coach Springs recounts its history Australia offers some of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. The vast and diverse continent offers rail travel across red deserts as well as ...

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241431221

Category: Travel

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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this vast, beautiful country. Enjoy a spectacular sunrise at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, go diving on the Great Barrier Reef or take a road trip on the Great Ocean Road: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Australia with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia: - Over 60 colour maps, including a map of Sydney's transport system, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Australia, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and area plans show in detail Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, life on the Great Barrier Reef, Port Arthur, the Kimberley, the Hunter Valley, each region's main coastline and more - Colour photographs of Australia's vibrant cities and incredible varied landscape, from stunning coastline to spectacular national parks, mountain views to the vast outback - and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Sydney (the Rocks and Circular Quay; City Centre and Darling Harbour; Botanic Gardens and the Domain; Kings Cross, Darlinghurst and Paddington), New South Wales and the ACT (including the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley, Canberra and sights along the coastline), Queensland (including the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Townsville, Fraser Island, the Whitsunday Islands, Port Douglas, Cairns and Daintree National Park), the Northern Territory (including Darwin, Kakudu National Park, Alice Springs, King's Canyon and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park), Western Australia (including Perth, Margaret River, Rottnest Island, Shark Bay and the Kimberley), South Australia (including Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, the Barossa and the Flinders Ranges), Victoria (including Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley and the Australian Alps) and Tasmania - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's Aboriginal history and culture, epic landscape, flora and fauna, art and culture, World Heritage Areas, festivals and events, and more - Experience the culture with features on the wines of Australia, surfing and beach culture, Aboriginal art, city architecture, food and drink scene, and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Australia. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Touring New Zealand too? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Zealand. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia

Travelling by Train and Coach Australia offers some of the most spectacular train journeys in the World. ... Standards are high, often with a level of luxury reminiscent of the grand old days of rail travel. The Indian Pacific route ...

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241344118

Category: Travel

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This easy-to-use guide has everything you need to plan the trip of a lifetime whether you dream of climbing the Sydney harbour bridge, riding the perfect wave at Bondi Beach, watching the sunset over Ayers Rock or strolling the cosmopolitan streets of Melbourne. The best places to visit in Australia are showcased with fantastic photography and detailed descriptions, plus DK's unique illustrations and floorplans. Includes valuable insider information such as Sydney's best beaches and Melbourne's buzzing shopping districts, along with a wealth of practical tips including hotel and restaurant listings, transport maps, suggested itineraries and tours of unmissable sights, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia is your ideal travel companion to this fascinating country.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia

Travelling by Train and Coach Australia offers some of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. ... Standards are high, often with a level of luxury reminiscent of the grand old days of rail travel. The Indian Pacific route ...

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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405393461

Category: Travel

Page: 616

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DK Eyewitness Australia travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this extraordinary country has on offer. Packed with colour photographs, illustrations and detailed maps discover Australia region-by region; from the aboriginal sites of the Northern Territory to the wilderness of Tasmania. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from the best ways to explore the outback to sampling Australia's world-famous surf and beach culture and shopping in Melbourne, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites from Sydney Opera House to Canberra war memorial plus street-by-street maps of all the major Australian cities and towns. DK Eyewitness Australia explores the culture, history, architecture and art of this diverse country not forgetting the best scenic routes and the country's magnificent national parks, wineries and distinct wildlife. With up-to-date information on getting around by train, car, walking in cities and all the sights and resorts listed town by town, DK Eyewitness Australia is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Australia Now available in PDF format.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia

Travelling by Train and Coach Australia offers some of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. ... Standards are high, often with a level of luxury reminiscent of the grand old days of rail travel. The Indian Pacific route ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409349136

Category: Travel

Page: 588

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The DK Eyewitness Australia Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Australia effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Australia Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
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Tales of Travel Love and Survival in the Foreign Service

Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona, in 2006 The year after my father died, we took Mom on a road trip to ... The Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs, Australia, in 2013 The Ghan is a legendary Australian rail service that has ...

Author: Hope Gander Goodwin

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781643502960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Living and working in twenty developing countries is no small challenge, especially when six children are involved in every move and transition. As Tales of Travel, Love, and Survival in the Foreign Service reveals, Hope Gander Goodwin proved to be up to the task during forty-five years of being an inspiration and active partner to her husband, Joe, whose foreign service career included the United States Agency for International Development, university contracts, and private sector positions in economic development. Tours of duty were in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America. The Goodwin family endured many sacrifices and experienced dangerous situations. On the other hand, the benefits derived far outweigh the negative side of life abroad. Helping those in need to help themselves is a gift and a blessing. While attempting to sincerely make a difference in the world, their accomplishments far exceed disappointments. These parents are most proud of their legacy in producing compassionate, productive, broad-minded world citizens. Diplomacy, endless love, strength, and survival prevail in this inspiring autobiography.
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Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development

However, Australia's rail system facilitates long-distance travel between the state capitals, not only by the ... a new luxury train with grand turn-of-the-century décor and timber panelling, which travels the route between Cairns and ...

Author: Myra Shackley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136427824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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From travel in the ancient and classical world to the growth of underwater tourism in the Great Barrier Reef and the influence of the Gulf War on regional tourism, the Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development is a new departure from conventional texts, providing a unique overview of the growth of the tourism industry. Divided into three sections, the text looks first at the past, examining the influence of global geography on travel patterns, and provides an overview of the history of travel and tourism. It then moves onto the present, using a regional framework to demonstrate how the physical and historical geography of each area is related to tourism development. The final section provides a forecast of future trends for the next two decades.
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The Rough Guide to Australia Travel Guide eBook

There are no lockers, but you can store luggage here at Baggage Storage, Grand Concourse (daily 6am–10pm; ... The Indian Pacific, the Ghan and the Overland are managed by Great Southern Railway ( greatsouthernrail.com.au).

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789196382

Category: Travel

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World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook Discover Australia with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to swim with whale sharks, explore the Atherton Tablelands or sail in the Whitsunday Islands, The Rough Guide to Australia will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Australia: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Sydney and around, New South Wales and the ACT, Coastal Queensland, Outback Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Melbourne and around, Victoria, and Tasmania. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Australia. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Sydney, Melbourne and many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the captivating, rugged peaks of the Flinders Ranges and the stunning blue waters (and whale sharks!) of Ningaloo Marine Park. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide's best sights and top experiences. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Australia, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. - Covers: Sydney and around, New South Wales and the ACT, Coastal Queensland, Outback Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Melbourne and around, Victoria, and Tasmania. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
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Slow Travel and Tourism

... 144–146 fast travel 5, 78 ferries 10, 35, 79, 119, 140, 157, 158, 159, 160–161, 167, 168, 169 fossil fuels 8, 9, 24, 25, 40, 41, 166, 183 frequent flyer programmes 72,101 Ghan train (Australia) 113 global warming 9, 26 Grand Canyon ...

Author: Janet E. Dickinson

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849776493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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It is widely recognized that travel and tourism can have a high environmental impact and make a major contribution to climate change. It is therefore vital that ways to reduce these impacts are developed and implemented. 'Slow travel' provides such a concept, drawing on ideas from the 'slow food' movement with a concern for locality, ecology and quality of life. The aim of this book is to define slow travel and to discuss how some underlining values are likely to pervade new forms of sustainable development. It also aims to provide insights into the travel experience; these are explored in several chapters which bring new knowledge about sustainable transport tourism from across the world. In order to do this the book explores the concept of slow travel and sets out its core ingredients, comparing it with related frameworks such as low-carbon tourism and sustainable tourism development. The authors explain slow travel as holiday travel where air and car transport is rejected in favour of more environmentally benign forms of overland transport, which generally take much longer and become incorporated as part of the holiday experience. The book critically examines the key trends in tourism transport and recent climate change debates, setting out the main issues facing tourism planners. It reviews the potential for new consumption patterns, as well as current business models that facilitate hyper-mobility. This provides a cutting edge critique of the 'upstream' drivers to unsustainable tourism. Finally, the authors illustrate their approach through a series of case studies from around the world, featuring travel by train, bus, cycling and walking. Examples are drawn from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Cases include the Eurostar train (as an alternative to air travel), walking in the Appalachian Trail (US), the Euro-Velo network of long-distance cycling routes, canoe tours on the Gudena River in Denmark, sea kayaking in British Columbia (Canada) and the Oz Bus Europe to Australia.
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Australian Van Trip

The station got most of its water in the old days from the series of mound springs that the Aboriginals and early Australian explorer's used to survivein the out back andlater used by the Ghan railway steam trains.

Author: Vaughan and Jill Cullen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493192076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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This is our story about our adventures over one and a quarter years in a four-wheel-drive L300 Mitsubishi van. We began our trip in October 2012 in Perth, West Australia, and after a trip up to Shark Bay, we returned via an inland route to travel anticlockwise around and, eventually, right across Central Australia on our last leg home to Brisbane. We worked in orchards and, later, in the Upper Hunter Valley, grapevine-pruning with a great mixture of young travelers from around the world. We fitted in with them so well we almost felt young again. You should try it! —Vaughan and Jill
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Fodor s Essential Australia

TRAIN TRAVEL If you love train travel, you might find yourself stopping in Adelaide, as two classic train journeys ... through this state: the Ghan, which runs north via Alice Springs to Darwin, and the Indian Pacific, which crosses the ...

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9781640971370

Category: Travel

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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience Australia? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential Australia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Australia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or explore Aboriginal art in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Essential Australia includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Australia. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on diving the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal Art, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australia’s renowned wine regions. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems including: Western Australia’s Best Beaches, Tasmania’s Top Hikes, 10 Unique Places to Stay, and 20 Things to Eat and Drink in Australia. •HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS to add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Northern Territory, Perth, and Western Australia and includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains National Park, the Gold Coast, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Bondi Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting New Zealand? Check out Fodor’s Essential New Zealand.
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History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

... 97 Athens Athens - Thessaloniki 83 Metro 88 Mount Lycabettus Funicular 84 Auckland Western Line 184 Australia ... Cairns 393 Cockle Train 317 Darwin - Adelaide 28–30 The Ghan 28-30 Gippsland Line 28 Gulflander 233 Hotham Valley ...

Author: Sarah Baxter

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781319383

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

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History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects us to land and history that was shaped by the machine itself. Although a basic form of railway, or rutway, did exist in Ancient Greek and Roman times – notably the ship trackway between Diolkos and the Isthmus of Corinth around 600 BC – it would take several thousand years before the first fare-paying passenger service was launched in the early nineteenth century. Some two hundred years on, it is possible to travel by train to some of the world's most remote and remarkable destinations, and track the many wonderful legacies of the Earth's extensive history – man-made and otherwise. From prehistoric rock formations to skyscraper cities, slow steam engines to high-speed bullet trains, let A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys be your guide. Through its beautifully illustrated pages, and 500 awe-inspiring railway journeys, you can chart your own transcontinental itinerary through time. Chug through canyons, steam past ancient monuments, speed through cities, luxuriate in the railcars of presidents and queens, or make express connections between key historical moments or epic eras, A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys has it all. A must-read for travellers, railfans and history buffs alike, offering inspiration and information in equal measure.
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Primary Australian History Book F

1854 The first trains to begin operation in Australia run between Melbourne's Flinders Street Station and Port ... 1875 Brisbane is connected to Ipswich and Grandchester by rail. ... 1929 – The Ghan train line reaches Alice Springs.

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Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 9781741266894

Category: Australia

Page: 7

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Sydney and around Rough Guides Snapshot Australia

GETTING INTO TOWN By train There are rail stations at all terminals – follow the clear signage once you leave the arrivals ... Services from each terminal ply a slightly different route, so check in advance which one gets you closest to ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241313251

Category: Travel

Page: 148

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The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Sydney and around is the ultimate travel guide to this area of Australia. It leads you through the city and surrounding region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Sydney Opera House to Newtown, and the Hunter Valley wineries to the Blue Mountains. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Sydney and around covers the city itself and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta, Penrith, the Blue Mountains region, the Jenolan Caves, the Southern Highlands and the road to Canberra, the Royal National Park, Wollongong and Kiama. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the city and surrounding region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, visas and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Sydney and around is equivalent to 148 printed pages.
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Little Trains to Faraway Places

About the only thing the locomotives shared was gauge, 42-inch, still common in Western Australia, on the state's ... camels were instrumental in the building of the Trans-Australian Railway (the Indian Pacific's route since the train's ...

Author: Karl R. Zimmermann

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253001498

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that of the country's famed timepieces. Often used to penetrate the most challenging and breathtaking terrain that larger trains are unable to reach, narrow-gauge railways offer even the most seasoned of travelers an experience to remember. Karl Zimmermann, railroad author and accomplished photographer, chronicles his journeys aboard these rarest of trains. Individual chapters weave history and travelogue, complemented by more than 100 color illustrations. The result is a spirited tribute to the world's most charismatic railways.
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Railway Heritage and Tourism

... the general fascination with train travel, highlighted by epic journeys such as the Ghan (Adelaide to Darwin, Australia), ... marked by momentous architecture in the form of stations and grand hotels (see Hart, 1983; Minnis, 2011).

Author: Michael V. Conlin

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845414382

Category: Social Science

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This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.
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