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Starting in 1962, the Southern Aurora train traveled overnight from Sydney to Melbourne for 24 years before retracing the journey back to the Emerald City. The journey, which spanned most of half a day, wasn’t much fun, but was less uncomfortable than the (longer, cheaper, and tighter) Firefly bus down the Hume. Train lover and driver Ian Gregory was one of the volunteers who helped restore old wagons at the NSW Rail Museum in Thirlmere, southwest of Sydney, after they were decommissioned. On Monday, Mr. Gregory was the driver of the Southern Aurora as it pulled into Orange Station as part of a six day, five day railroad expedition, visiting places like Cootamundra, Moss Vale, Goulburn, Parkes, Junee, Dungog, Maitland. Werris Creek and Dubbo. On board the sold-out voyage were 130 people, most of whom were between 60 and 80 years old. Passengers were able to explore Orange on Monday but were asked to leave at 5:00 p.m. A woman was late returning to Moss Vale station on Saturday and had to take a taxi more than 70 km long to catch the train at Goulburn. An adult ticket for the all-inclusive vacation was $ 4,490. Mr. Gregory described the mood on board as “relaxed, happy”. “People just watch the world go by, we’re not racing around,” he said. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, breaking news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trustworthy content: Send us a letter to the publisher using the form below …

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Starting in 1962, the Southern Aurora train traveled overnight from Sydney to Melbourne for 24 years before tracing the journey back to the Emerald City.

The journey, which spanned most of half a day, wasn’t much fun, but was less uncomfortable than the (longer, cheaper, and tighter) Firefly bus down the Hume.

Train lover and driver Ian Gregory was one of the volunteers who helped restore old wagons at the NSW Rail Museum in Thirlmere, southwest of Sydney, after they were decommissioned.

On Monday, Mr. Gregory was the driver of the Southern Aurora which drove into Orange Railway Station as part of a six day, five day rail expedition, visiting places such as Cootamundra, Moss Vale, Goulburn, Parkes, Junee, Dungog, Maitland. Werris Creek and Dubbo.

On board the sold-out voyage were 130 people, most of whom were between 60 and 80 years old.

Passengers were able to explore Orange on Monday but were asked to leave at 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, a woman was late returning to Moss Vale station and had to take a taxi more than 70 km long to catch the train at Goulburn.

An adult ticket for the all-inclusive vacation was $ 4,490.

Mr. Gregory described the mood on board as “relaxed, happy”.

“People just watch the world go by, we’re not racing around,” he said.

Our journalists work hard to deliver local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can still access our trusted content:

Send us a letter to the editor using the form below …

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