Indian Pacific at Cook The "Indian Pacific" is operated by Great Southern Railway, and runs twice a week, taking 3 days to cross the continent between Perth and Sydney. This picture shows the eastbound service at Cook, South Australia, on 27 April 2002. The locomotive is NR20, of the former National Rail company, which had just been sold to a new consortium trading as Pacific National.
XPT at Sydney XPT 2012 at Sydney Central terminus, at the rear of the 07.10 to Casino, on 11 May 2010. The XPT trains are based on the British High Speed Train, and operate long-distance services from Sydney, including those to Brisbane and Melbourne.
A Class loco A62 at Melbourne Southern Cross Long-distance services on the broad-gauge (Irish gauge, 5ft 3in/1600mm) network in the state of Victoria are operated by V/Line. Most are hauled by diesel locomotives, some of them quite old. The 'A' Class locomotives were rebuilt in the 1980s from 'B' Class locos originally built in the early 1950s. A62 stands at Melbourne Southern Cross station waiting to work the 15.28 to South Geelong on 12 May 2010.
City Rail train on Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney suburban services are all operated by double-deck electric multiple units. Here, unit R43 comes off the Sydney Harbour Bridge while forming the 16.01 Hornsby to Epping, on 6 May 2002.

Train to Kuranda near Cairns

Queensland Rail operate tourist trains between Cairns and Kuranda, marketed as the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This photo was taken from the rear of the train, the 09.30 Cairns to Kuranda, north of Cairns. The locomotives are 1734D and 1771D. 24 May 2010


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