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When we arrived at Adelaide station we were told that there had been a train derailment and The Indian Pacific Train couldn't get into Adelaide. So we were taken by bus to Peterborough a 2 hour trip north, where we had been sight seeing a few days before.
The train has 16 cars and is 427 m long.
|The dining car|
|The lounge car|
At first we travelled through desert.
While we were at dinner the crew converted our cabin into a sleeper. However, we didn't find it easy to sleep as the train rocked about a bit too much.
In the morning the scenery had changed to farmland.
We climbed over the beautiful Blue Mountains into Sydney about lunchtime.
The en-suite on board was extremely tiny and I was looking forward to a nice warm shower and a change of clothes. We said good bye to our friends who were flying home to Brisbane. We were going to our daughter and SIL's for a few days before flying home.