Railways of yesteryear

Australia, 1990

TV show
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Episode of Series “This Land Australia with Ted Egan”.
A must for all railway enthusiasts; a journey into the past on trains from the “golden age of steam” and through some of Australia’s most spectacular and breathtaking scenery. We ride the famous Zig Zag in the Blue Mountains (NSW), see three steam trains race side by side on modern suburban tracks in Sydney, watch Puffing Billy steaming its way through the Dandenong Ranges (Vic), then across to SA for an ambling trip on Australia’s first public railway line - the old horse-drawn tram in Victor Harbour, the Pichi Richi railway in the Flinders Ranges and finally the ultimate - a trip on both the Old and the New Ghan across Central Australia providing a glimpse of the past and the future. Narrated by Ted Eagan.

Credits

director
co-producer

John Mabey

Rhonda Mabey

production company

Sorena

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

This Land Australia with Ted Egan

Group of items

This Land Australia with Ted Egan

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38661

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Egan, Ted

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ghan

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Ghan

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

People → Egan, Ted

Television

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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