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Date: 10/11/20 22:57
Australia's West Coast Wilderness Railway
Author: Memma

Hi All

Another trip report if anyone's interested - this one is a little random but a super interesting trip on Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway between the tiny remote towns of Strahan and Queenstown. What makes this trip interesting is the historic 1896 built steam locomotives that pull the train up at one point a 1:15 (6.67%) grade - the steepest ascent in the Southern Hemisphere - on an ABT rack and pinion system.

https://trainreview.com/article/exploring-tasmania-on-the-west-coast-wilderness-railway

I thought it may be of interest.

I hope everyone is safe and well!



Date: 10/12/20 04:24
Re: Australia's West Coast Wilderness Railway
Author: GPutz

Thanks for the link to that interesting operation.  Gerry



Date: 10/12/20 09:46
Re: Australia's West Coast Wilderness Railway
Author: UP3806

Thanks for posting a most interesting article about a region rarely discussed. I never really thought of Tasmania having any railroads let alone a very nicely preserved line such as this one.

Tom



Date: 10/12/20 12:21
Re: Australia's West Coast Wilderness Railway
Author: jsomerville

These three
images are from my trip there in 2007.

James Somerville
Anchorage, AK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/20 12:22 by jsomerville.








Date: 10/12/20 12:33
Re: Australia's West Coast Wilderness Railway
Author: jsomerville

And three more.

James Somerville
Anchorage, AK








Date: 10/12/20 18:45
Re: Australia's West Coast Wilderness Railway
Author: Memma

Thanks for sharing! I loved the trip!
I definitely think its worth the trip to Tassie (it's a really beautiful region trains aside) if you're ever down here!! 



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