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SAVANNAHLANDER ON THE KURANDA RANGE
SAVANNAHLANDER ON THE KURANDA RANGE
RAINFOREST TO OUTBACK
RAINFOREST TO OUTBACK
MT SURPRISE STATION
MT SURPRISE STATION

Savannalander

Updated: 22-Jun-2006

The Savannahlander is a classic 1960 Rail Motor which travels between Cairns and Forsayth, giving passengers one of the great rail experiences of the world as it rattles its way from the coast, up the scenic Kuranda Railway, through World Heritage listed rainforests, the through the savannah to outback Australia.

"The Silver Bullet" as the train is affectionately known, was state-of-the-art when it was brought into service. It reflects the pace and grace of a by-gone era traveling at a sedate 50 kph, with the driver stopping at suitable locations to make a billy of tea, or to point out interesting landscape features to the passengers. The trip can take between two and four days, depending on which side trips passengers choose to do along the way.

For "the locals" of the outback, The Savannahlander is still a vital communications link, while for the fortunate visitor to the region, it offers a unique rail experience, and an insight into one of the most diverse and fascinating regions of Australia.

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