The Indian-Pacific from coast to coast by Jim Downes

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Published by Lichtbild in Cromer, Vic .

Written in English

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  • Passenger traffic,
  • Trans-Australian Railway,
  • Railroads,
  • Indian-Pacific (Train),
  • History

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesAustralia by rail, the Indian Pacific from coast to coast.
StatementJim Downes, Berthold Daum
ContributionsDaum, Berthold, 1949-
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p.
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27045165M
ISBN 100646312634
ISBN 109780646312637

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I have done the Adelaide/Perth section of the Indian Pacific - so I get to review this book from an insiders point of view. We didn't spring for the "Gold Class" though - went 2nd class (Red Class) which has cabins (3rd class is seats only) - but you get to buy your own food/5(45).

There was a lot of truth in what Steven wrote – the Indian Pacific and its sister The Ghan are rife with the elderly. He went expecting nothing short of a black tie experience but unfortunately he and his wife felt very out of place as the youngest on the train and felt snubbed by their fellow passengers who knew all the tricks of the trade when it came to train travel/5.

I have done the Adelaide/Perth section of the Indian Pacific - so I get to review this book from an insiders point of view. We didn't spring for the "Gold Class" though - went 2nd class (Red Class) which has cabins (3rd class is seats only) - but you get to buy your own food/5(36).

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INDIAN PACIFIC (by Joy McKean) (4 beats per bar) INTRO: C C C C C C C C C D G C From coast to coast by night and day, hear the clickin' of the wheels F The hummin' of the diesel on her ribbons of steel G Carryin' the memories of a nation built by hand.

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Climb aboard in this short feature to get a sense of what life onboard is like and the sights to be seen, including desolate Cook in Australia’s extraordinary Nullabor.

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After we delivered the grateful passengers to Sydney Central Train Station, we picked up the new passengers for their trip to Perth, and dropped them off at Bathurst Train Station/5(3). Indian Pacific - Adelaide to Perth leg We (an under 35yo couple) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the gold twin cabin aboard the Indian Pacific.

The train journey is a brilliant one to do as you live well aboard with great views, comfortable fresh temperature (we travelled in height of summer), ability to retreat to your room or mingle in the lounge TripAdvisor reviews. The Indian Pacific's chefs freshly prepare each meal, and menus feature a selection of Australian and international cuisine.

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Soon the Indian Pacific’s 29 gleaming, stainless steel carriages — plus its two, navy blue locomotives — are snaking away from this country’s cities, winding across vast, baked lands in a.

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