Australia by Rail

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    Australia by Rail is aimed at fans of rail travel, enticed by the romance of steam or by the uniquely fascinating nature of long-distance travel through dramatically changing landscapes.

    It focuses on tourist-friendly railways across this vast country: including those running scaled-down rolling stock such as the Diamond Valley Railway; quirky attractions such as the self-propelled open-air vehicles of Tasmania's Railtrack Riders; popular tourist operations like the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Puffing Billy Railway; and mighty continent-spanning rail journeys such as that of the Indian Pacific. It also lists rail museums across the nation.

    The app also includes the operators of regional trains within each Australian state, as well as the operators of rail transport within cities.

    Australia by Rail will entertain, inform, and inspire you to ride the trains and trams detailed within. All aboard!

    ★ About the Author ★

    Tim Richards is a travel writer who lived in Egypt for two years, and Poland for a year, while teaching English as a foreign language in the mid-1990s. He now lives in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia.

    He's travelled across Australia on both the Indian Pacific and The Ghan, and on various Australian tourist railways and regional trains. Overseas, Tim has traversed the entire width of Canada by rail, and has travelled on railways large and small in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

    A member of both the Australian Society of Travel Writers and the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, his work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, as well as in Lonely Planet’s guidebooks. Tim writes about travel every week in his blog Aerohaveno, at

    ★ About Sutro Media ★

    This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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