A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Southern Aurora - A Golden Anniversary

The Southern Aurora  began service between Sydney and Melbourne on April 16th 1962. This luxurious express train made it's final run on the 3rd of August 1989. On retirement the rolling stock passed to the NSW Rail Transport Museum but was maintained as operational carriages not just part of a static display.
To celebrate it's 50th birthday the many sleeper carriages, club and dining cars were put back on the mainline tracks for a tour of NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Here is it's arrival at Grafton City Station.


  1. you must have had a tip off that it was coming locally. I always miss heritage trains and I hear about them a week after they have come by!

  2. Beautiful capture. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

  3. beautiful YELLOW train, never ride one yet :-) Dropping by from MYM.

  4. nice capture of yellow train, dropping by MYM, Hope you could visit me here Wifey Online Diary

  5. Nice express train..

    Visiting for Mellow Yellow Monday- hope you can stop by:)


  6. I wouldn't mind going on that trip Mark, I bet it'll be refurbished beautifully inside!


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