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 Trains of Australia
June 1, 1993

Trains of Australia

Complete Set of 6 nos of commemorative postage stamp on the Locomotives of Australia :

Tasmanian Government Railways (TGR)Victorian Railways : Premier Express Passenger TrainNew South Wales Rail Transport MuseumFirst Air-conditioned Train in British EmpireKuranda Scenic RailwayCommonwealth Railways Australian National : Journey Beyond Rail ExpeditionsIssued by Australia

Issued on Jun 1, 1993

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 45 cents each

About : 

  • Trains have played an important part in conquering the vast distances of Australia. From the 1850s tracks radiated inland from the coast and in 1917 trains linked the nation from east to west. For Tasmania‘s railway centenary in 1971 a special train, sometimes hauled by three locomotives, made several journeys around the island State. The streamlined Spirit of Progress, built at Melbourne‘s Newport workshops, was Victoria‘s pride from 1937 to 1954. In a memorable journey the Western Endeavour completed the first steam crossing of the continent on standard gauge in August 1970. Australia’s first diesel and air-conditioned passenger train, the Silver City Comet, ran between Broken Hill and Parkes from 1937 to 1989. The legendary Ghan was once a slow steam train. Now the journey from Port Augusta to Alice Springs is by modern diesel. Passengers from Cairns enjoy spectacular views from the Kuranda Tourist Train on its trip past Barron Falls.
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