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The Unlikely Animal That Built Australia's Ghan Railway

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The Unlikely Animal That Built Australia's Ghan Railway

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In the 1860s, the Australian Outback was the scene of major railroad expansion. At the heart of it was an unusual animal helping haul people and cargo alike.


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The Ghan takes passengers on a three-day, two-night journey across Australia, from Adelaide in the south through the country's "red center" to Darwin in the tropical Top End. This train offers an unforgettable 1,865-mile adventure for foreigners and Aussies alike, but there is no end to the challenges it faces while charging through rough, raw, and remote areas. See how the Ghan and her dedicated crew keep its guests pampered and entertained while readying itself against floods, brush fires, and the sheer vastness of the Outback.

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