West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Nine – End of The Line and Arrival at Regatta Point

After four months I’ve finally gotten round to condensing this one and finishing it off. Nine parts in total on what was an excellent day on board the steam locomotive along the West Coast Wilderness Railway. I did it alone which was probably the only bad thing – wish I had someone there with me Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Nine – End of The Line and Arrival at Regatta Point[…]

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Eight – Teepookana and Lowanna

After tasting the honey at Lower landing it was onwards past two station stops, neither of which are used any longer…but added a bit of history to the journey…we passed by the King River several times. An excellent view out of the train window coming round a corner. Just after this we got to “Teepookana” Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Eight – Teepookana and Lowanna[…]

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Seven – Tasting Honey at “Lower Landing”

The name of the next station was “Lower Landing”, I didn’t really like that actually. It’s a bit false. And the name was totally false. It’s a custom built station for the sake of the Western Wilderness Railway. That took the shine off the stop there, but didn’t take the sweetness away from that gorgeous Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Seven – Tasting Honey at “Lower Landing”[…]

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Six – Campspur

We didn’t stop at this remote location on our railway through the Tasmanian wilderness. It was once a train stop known as Campspur, but it’s no longer a stop. There is a platform there but no station.   Steel house structures remain to show where the “campsite” and buildings (rather huts) once were.   What Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Six – Campspur[…]

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Five – Cow Dairy at Dubbil Barril

    So from our peak at Rinadeena, it was time to head downhill from the mines and into an area, barely a village named Dubbil Barril, note the strange spelling as opposed to Double Barrel.   The rainforest route on the way down was totally amazing, we past gorges.   We must have gone Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Five – Cow Dairy at Dubbil Barril[…]

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Four – Lunch At Rinadeena (Raindrop)

WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY PART FOUR – LUNCH AT RINADEENA (RAINDROP)   So I left behind the remote mining village of Lynchford, for this lifetime at least. This is where the train tracks got steeper and became a railway incline, as part of the famous “rack and pinion” system. I had already been on the Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Four – Lunch At Rinadeena (Raindrop)[…]

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Three – Searching For Gold at Lynchford

WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY PART THREE – SEARCHING FOR GOLD AT LYNCHFORD   The journey from Queenstown to Lynchford is probably around 12 kilometres. The magic had already begun as soon as we left Queenstown. We were travelling on a track through the middle of nowhere. A work of engineering genius, which had taken years Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Three – Searching For Gold at Lynchford[…]

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Two – Queenstown

    I had only 40 minutes in Queenstown, and although it was small, I quickly looked at what I wanted to see. In the end, just walking round the town for 30 minutes was enough time to “see” it all, if not experience an overnight stay in this quite remarkable little enclave.   I Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Two – Queenstown[…]

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