Ghan Train

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The Ghan
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Me and the train
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Jon, our steward
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Dining car
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Kirsten in the bathroom
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Our compartment
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Top bunk down for the night
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Solar power station for train switches (in the middle of nowhere)
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Crossing the Finke River
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The true Outback
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Approaching sunset
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Indian Pacific that goes east-west (Sydney-Perth)
Our Ghan Train was 23 cars and 500 meters long.  We had 122 passengers in first-class, 18 staff, which work 3 days turnaround then 6 days off.  They communicate with the engineer via short wave radio.  There is only one track with occasional side tracks for passing freight trains.  Sometimes the Ghan train can be up to 1 kilometer long in the busy season.

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