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Coming up the line from Sydney

I stopped off at the Railway Station on my way home tonight. I only had a few minutes to wait before the daily passenger service from Sydney arrived. The trip takes about 8 hours.

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Waiting for the train to arrive
Not much activity on the platform yet.

The train appears on the horizon
The train appears on the horizon, from under the railway bridge it rolls down the incline.

It gets closer
It gets closer and, miraculously, people start appearing on the platform from nowhere. The low evening sun lights the station paintwork gloriously.

The train arrives at the platform
The train, The Explorer, draws to a halt.

Passengers disembark
Passengers disembark and greet awaiting friends and relatives.

The passengers head for the exit
Then off they head, making their way to the exit, and to their final destinations.

One Comment

  1. Reno says:

    Just heard today’s broadcast on Whole Wheat Radio and followed along with the pictures, thanks to Jim’s auto-link mechanism that appears in chat. People meeting family and friends beside the train is so appropriate today, where we’re celebrating Thankgiving Day in the US. Nice work, as usual. Hope you keep it up, Gordon.

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