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Indian Pacific at Central Station, Sydney by Michael John

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This image show the Indian Pacific train, CLP12, captured at Central Railway, Sydney, in 1995 at track level.

The Indian Pacific is a weekly passenger rail service running between Sydney and Perth. It is one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world. The train first ran in February 1970 after the completion of gauge conversion projects in South and Western Australia.

This photos was captured as part of the train’s special commemorative journey, celebrating it’s 25th year in operation. Following the conversion of the Adelaide to Melbourne railway line to standard gauge in 1995, the Indian Pacific made a promotional trip from Perth to Brisbane via Melbourne and Sydney over 6 days in June of that year.

The sandstone clock tower at Central Station can be seen in the right background, and the top of Sydney Tower (then Centrepoint Tower) in the left background.

Central, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Pentax K1000 film camera, as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Nice shot Michael.

  • Thanks Warren

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    Brilliant image & great info too ..well done Michael – Love this xx

  • Thank you Gail!

    – Michael John

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 1 year ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    September 3, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the feature

    – Michael John

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks for the feature

    – Michael John

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Nicely taken shot Michael. – Ted

  • Thanks for the comment

    – Michael John

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks for the feature

    – Michael John

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks for the feature

    – Michael John

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    wonderful pic michael – love that train and the twilight colour is awesome !

  • Thanks Dean!

    – Michael John

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalover 1 year ago

    Congratulations for your amazing Artwork featured in Low Angle Photography Group – September 6, 2013

  • Many thanks for the feature

    – Michael John

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