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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Especially to a place called Kiss me!
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    Upcoming train travel in Queensland.

    Might all now be off as part of our coordinated national COVID-19 strategy. Right now, our PM is announcing that all non-essential travel should be cancelled. As these decisions and announcements are being coordinated in conjunction with all State and Territory governments, and as all the rail...
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    Upcoming train travel in Queensland.

    I think we are fairly well-placed on a medical basis as we are a first world country with a universal medical system which provides-free at-source medical services for all citizens. I think we also have a decent sense of community responsibility and are inclined to take and apply sensible...
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    Upcoming train travel in Queensland.

    From late April, I'll have a chance to ride two trains in Far North Queensland's gulf country I've been hoping to get on for a while. Both are highly peculiar, and without equivalents in Oz. The Gulflander is a motor train which has a short run from Normanton to Croydon, and the Savannahlander...
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    Ripper magazine with railway maps

    Every now and then I buy a few railway and railway modelling magazines and when I did so in my rural Victorian village earlier this week I found amongst those in the rack a little ripper of one. This one however wasn't on modelling, but was called Railroad Maps. It was clearly a USA magazine...
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    I'm sure it is. And, it's a place-name entirely suited to its run-from-either-end tram service. To make things complete, we'd want the driver to be called Otto, or Anna, or Bob :-)
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    Glenelg Tramline and on the road (through the rear window)
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    Glenelg Tram at Glenelg Terminus
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    I have a couple of pix of the Glenelg tram in Adelaide which is worth a ride from the Adelaide CBD to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. The line is one of SA's oldest, and has been reconfigured several times from steam heavy, to horse-drawn trolley, to its now tram or light rail service. It...
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    Despite crossing the Murray, I was still in South Australia, and not yet home in Victoria. That was still more than 200kms away to the south-east. The Murray River does describe the border between Victoria and NSW, but not the border between Victoria and South Australia. The main highway and...
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    The road bridge over the Murray at Murray Bridge which was the original railway bridge.
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    The Overland starts its journey with a climb eastwards out of Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills, also known as the Mt Lofty Ranges. The loco has to make its way through several tunnels and around sharp bends on the climb, and takes it it a steady 50-60kph. Eventually we pass through the...
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    East to West, and North to South by train in Australia

    The curry dish and the desert selection
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