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Old Ghan Train
Australia

The Great Northern Railway as it was originally known later known as the Afghan then later shortened to just "The Ghan" ran from Port Augusta in the South to Alice Springs in the Centre of Australia. The railway, due to the harsh desert conditions was deemed too hard to maintain and in 1980 was abandoned. This was due to floods washing bridges away. Another railway line had been built to the west to replace the now "Old" Ghan. A museum in Alice Springs contains a wealth of information about the old railway and includes one of its old trains.

Here inside one of the trains is a bedroom… Or is it a toilet? I’m not sure.

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Copyright: David rowley
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