Very nice shot Ian
Thanks Palmina. Panoramio made me do this! For years, I would never have seen any point in recording such items, or even to see some artistic merit in such. But there we are, and Palmina says it is nice. I am learning.
It is indeed a beautiful picture. I am wondering when the next train will be coming... or when was it that the last train past... (joke)
Ian, those pictures are always good shots !
I like them.
Wonderful "Road to Nowhere", dear Ian Friendly Annick
Thanks Jacques and Annick.
Just for your information, I asked about the next train, and the reply was: "Maybe tomorrow." And when did the last train come this way? "Some time ago, now."
And I like your caption, Annick. When you come to Australia, I'll buy you a ticket for this line if it is operating again.
Dear Ian. When I will visit Australia in the future, I won't to travel by railway. Nice shot and thanks for sharing it. Greetings Luud
My son-in-law is a train driver and I reckon he knows how to negotiate such track safely!! And when you come, you might like to ride with him in the cabin, and then you could be the scout that looks for rough places like this and give him plenty of warning!
The day I was there I didn't see any trains, so I really don't know how they negotiate sections like this!!!
Hi Ian, "Road to Nowhere"? A railway is always from A to B. So probably this section is part of the main line Alice Springs to Brisbane.
Yes indeed Claus!! And in British thinking, they also always go between the up-station and the down-station. Out here I couldn't work out which direction was up and which was down. Can you help me with that?
Perhaps Stephenson's "Rocket" gives us the clue. They may not actually use this in a lateral sense - to go between A and B, for out here they use VTOL!!
Rails handed over on a scrap-metal? But picture is very beautiful, Yan! Cheers, Eva
I'd be confident that they went to somewhere like Japan for scrap, and came back to us labelled "Toyota". Yan
Yes! Excellent idea, Yan! Cheers, Eva
Hello Yan, this railway was there already in pre-Stephenson era, long time before the Rocket was invented.
Thanks for the Invitation and for your calming words Ian.I didn't sleep last nights.
Dear Luud and Claus:
I hope you are getting some sleep now Luud! There are enough sleepers on this track anyway, if you aren't sleeping well. ;D)
Sorry, Claus, you are right for this is an ancient land and the first peoples had very sophisticated technology like fire management of the environment, boomerang aero-technology, and tracks and pathways that linked the many nations on the continent. This was possibly one of their tracks!! It just that it is reminiscent of the Stockton to Darlington Railway.
I knew you would like this, my friend. You have an abundance of such specialities in your gallery.
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