"Pine Creek and The Ghan" Pine Creek by sirgaw
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In our planning for our trip to NT, I was hoping to get a video of The Ghan from the ground as it passed. With more than a bit of experience with trains, I know it is almost impossible to get good photos of the exterior of a train as it passes a point from the interior of the train - this might sound a bit 'double-Dutch' (sorry Dutch people, its an expression). After consulting maps and The Ghan timetable and our own schedule, I decided the only place I could video a speeding The Ghan was in the small town of Pine Creek - midway between Adelaide River and Katherine.
The Ghan does not stop at the town, so I contacted GSR to get a suggested time for the train's passing through the town.
After we left Kakadu National Park we travelled through Pine Creek on our way to Katherine and a chance to 'check out' a possible location for the all important video - as shown in the main photo for the town.
Sadly the plans of mice and men - yes even train buffs - do go astray and all is revealed in 'Pi**ed Off Sir and Lady Gaw' a tourist trap.
We did get to see a bit more of the town than we had anticipated and a great experience it was - despite my disappointment.
- Pros:TRAINS old and new
- Cons:More than a little laid back
- In a nutshell:Ummmmmm, what time is that train due.
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