Indian Pacific Train Trip

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Tuesday, January 4, 2005
12:01 AM

Indian Pacific Train Trip - Day Two   

Day Two

The first night on the train lived up to the bad stories we’d heard about sleeping in coach class. Pretty rough! We had some ferals on the train who were rowdy and drinking and tramping past our seats on their way to the smoking carriage at the back of the train. We slept in fits and starts, finding it difficult to get comfortable, the seats are great for sitting, but sleeping was more challenging. They also turned the air conditioning down during the night so it was warmer in the carriage during the night.

Breakfast was left over Subway rolls, great idea and economy!

I got up at 5:30 to get some shots of the sunrise. The train pulled into Menindee in an awkward position for shots, so I went back as far as I could on the train to get a better angle. I braved the smoking car – nearly expiring from the smoke. The price we pay for better photos!

Then we pulled in to Broken Hill, where Alex and I went on the bus tour of the town and the Royal Flying Doctor Service base. The tour would conclude in one of the local art galleries.