West Coast Wilderness Railway November 2017

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Queenstown Explorer

West Coast Wilderness Railway Tasmania. The Queenstown Explorer a steam train running Strahan–Queenstown–Strahan including the King River Gorge, the “rack” section of the railway track, magnificent rainforest and a number of stations along the way.

Grades up to 6.5% Our coach
Travel from the heart of Queenstown deep into the West Coast mountains to the beginning of the iconic ABT Rack and Pinion section of track.  The first of its kind in Australia, the system enables the locomotive to traverse the steep slopes. The Rack and Pinion is a must see for all who travel to Queenstown. A section of track with the rackLots of places where the clearance was tight – it was all hand dug! The ABT cog arrangement Locomotive pinion The end of the rack and pinion sectionLooking over the drivers shoulder….

It was a great trip but a long day 7:45am arrival and back close to 6pm.
I put together a video with some highlights…

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