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GHAN  10th  ANNIVERSAY  TRAIN  2014
2nd February 2014



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The 10th Anniversary of The Ghan service to Darwin from Adelaide on Sunday 2nd of February 2014 nearly to the day ten years earlier when the first service to Darwin left Adelaide on Sunday 1st of February 2004 , after the completion of the line from Alice Spring to Darwin . The railway to Darwin from Alice Springs commenced construction in July 2001 reaching Darwin on the 17th September 2003 , with the first freight train reaching Darwin on the 17th of January 2004 - then on the 4th of February 2004 the First Ghan passenger train reach Darwin . 

The 10th Anniversary Ghan Train at the Adelaide Parklands Terminal at Keswick Platform-1 the consist was:
Diesel Electric Loco's NR109/NR74,
4 motor rail wagons AMRZ 244 - AMRZ 255 - AMRZ 272 - AMRZ 258,
One guard's van, 
1st Carriage one red class carriage,
2nd and 3rd carriage 2 private carriages,
4th carriage Sir John Forrest Carriage,
5th carriage gold class carriage,
6th and 7th carriage Platinum Class Carriages,
8th to 13th carriages gold class carriage end of platform-1.

On Platform-2:   8 more carriages were added to the back of the train shunted by Pacific National shunt engine PL1 from platform-2 to the end of the 13 carriages on platform-1, with permission from ARTC to block an internal crossing inside GSR passenger yard making the train length 21 carriages long, plus 4 motor rail wagons and two diesel electric loco's at the front.

 (Pics by Barry Simmons)



2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan Staff
at Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan platform-1 
Adelaide Parklands Terminal. Looking North East. 
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan platform-1 
Adelaide Parklands Terminal. Looking South East. 


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan platform 1
Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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Platinum Class carriage (6th carriage )
10th Anniversary Ghan platform-1 Adelaide
Parklands terminal. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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Sir John Forrest carriage (4th carriage)
10th Anniversary Ghan platform-1
Adelaide Parklands terminal. Looking South.


2nd February 2014
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Front carriage ( guard van ) of 21 carriages 10th Anniversary Ghan platform 1.
Adelaide Parklands Terminal. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engines NR109/NR74
returning with four motor rail wagons to
connect to carriages. Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engines NR109/NR74
returning with four motor rail wagons to
connect to carriages. Looking North.


Ghan rail motor flat-top hook-up Keswick
 Motor Rail wagons coupling up to passenger consist Keswick.

2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engines NR109/NR74
returning with four motor rail wagons to
connect to carriages. Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan GSR motor rail wagons platform-1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
 Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engine NR109/NR74
Platform-1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Looking South.


2nd February 2014
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End of 13th carriage of 10th Anniversary Ghan
at end of platform-1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal. Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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Pacific National carriage shunt engine PL1 to
shunt 8 carriages from platform-2 over to
platform-1. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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Pacific National carriage shunt engine PL1 to
shunt 8 carriages from platform-2 over to
platform- 1. Looking South.


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan with rear 8 carriages with permission from ARTC to block GSR passenger
yard internal crossing. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan back half of train platform 1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan front half of train
platform-1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Looking North.


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan Sir John Forrest carriage
( 4th carriage ) platform 1 Adelaide Parklands
Terminal Looking. North West.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engines NR109/NR74
platform-1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engines NR109/NR74
platform-1 Adelaide Parklands Terminal.
Looking South West.


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan end carriages after
departure platform-1 Adelaide Parklands
Terminal. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan end carriages after
departure platform-1 Adelaide Parklands
Terminal. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan at Salisbury
between Chidda and Salisbury RWS
Looking South.


Now chasing train by road the 10th Anniversary Ghan into Pt Augusta, Sunday 2nd February 2014.
Was hard to keep ahead of the Ghan train after stopping and taken required shots of the train going past.

Ghan through Crystal Brook 2nd-Feb-2014

Ghan running through Crystal Book.

2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan enters Crystal Brook
yard. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan heading through
Crystal Brook yard. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan heading through
Crystal Brook yard. Looking North.


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan north of Mambray Creek
loop. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan north of Mambray Creek
 loop. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan train over crossing
at Winninowie loop. Looking East.


2nd February 2014
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From inside car on the road to Pt. Augusta
following 10th Anniversary Ghan near
Winninowie. Looking North. 
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan enters platform-1
Port Augusta Railway Station.
Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan enters platform-1
Port Augusta Railway Station.
Looking South.


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan engines NR109/NR74
at Port Augusta RWS. Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan at Port Augusta RWS
Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan at Port Augusta RWS
 Looking South.


2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan front half of train out
 past Port Augusta RWS. Looking North.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan back half of train at Port Augusta RWS. Looking South.
2nd February 2014
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10th Anniversary Ghan back half of train at Port Augusta RWS. Looking North.

Ghan departs Port Augusta for Pimba for an Outback concert.
Ghan now departing Port Augusta was off to Pimba for an Outback concert
with James Reyne former lead singer of Oz Crawl by the side
 of the train, another 178 Kms further on by rail from Port Augusta.





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