Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Monday, 2 February 2004

The Ghan sets off

I just spotted this news from yesterday, but think it is a milestone so deserving of a mention here. Yesterday the first trans-Australia train south-north set off from Adelaide for Darwin, after the recent completion of the gaps in the line to the Northern Territory city. This fulfils a dream spanning the last century and should allow Darwin to play a bigger role in the Australian economy as trade grows with Asia to the north.

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