Sydney to Perth

Back again!

Here are some pictures from the long trip from Perth to Sydney by train. Indie (the name under which I will refer to Indian Pacific from now on) rolled out of East Perth train station on Wednesday at 11h55 in the morning, arriving at Sydney Central train station on Saturday afternoon at 14h15.

Early morning surfers at Cottlesloe beach.

The regional train from Cottlesloe to Perth.

The same train, shortly after arrival in Perth’s train station.

Perth’s Eastern train station is the main connection between urban trains and the lines that head into outer Western Australia. Here you can see the Indian Pacific sitting in the station, preparing for its 4352 kilometer journey.

The Indian Pacific stopping over temporarily in the little town of Cook (population 4), in the middle of the famous Nullarbor region.

Just in case you would be wondering where they got the name “nullarbor” from. This is the view you get for a full day on the train. Maybe it would be a good idea to open up an exclusive resort here, which would only be accessible by train. Call it the NullarBAR and give people the opportunity to rest for a day or two while travelling on the Indian Pacific and it could perhaps even work out.

Houses in Cook.

The city of Broken Hill, a large mining town of about 30 000 people, located between Adelaide & Sydney in the New South Wales outback.

And just before arriving in the majestic city of Sydney, the train passes through the beautiful and luscious Blue Mountains.

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