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Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates from Cairns to Kuranda and return, with the journey taking around 2 hours, with a stop at 'Freshwater' station for tour buses, and one at Barron Falls to observe the waterfall. A pair of 1720 class locomotives haul each train with two down services services operating each morning, and two up services in the evening.

Tail end of the train departing Cairns station for Kuranda

Monday 25 August 2014 08:36 AM
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Locomotives 1771 and 1756 lead the 8.30am departure out of Cairns

Monday 25 August 2014 08:36 AM
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Boom gates go down at Cairns station

Monday 25 August 2014 08:31 AM
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Locomotives 1771 and 1756 lead the empty cars move from Portsmith Yard to Cairns station

Monday 25 August 2014 08:00 AM
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Tail end of the train as it heads back to Portsmith Yard for the night

Sunday 24 August 2014 17:32 PM
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QR 1764 leads the empty carriages out of Cairns station

Sunday 24 August 2014 17:31 PM
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Arrival back at Cairns station with the last train of the day

Sunday 24 August 2014 17:26 PM
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Pair of minibuses ready to shuttle train passengers back to their cars at the nearby Skyrail terminal

Sunday 24 August 2014 17:09 PM
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Headed down the hill into Redlynch

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:54 PM
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Headed through the horseshoe curve at Jungara - the train is so long I can't see the locomotives!

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:51 PM
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Still headed down the range towards Cairns

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:42 PM
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Deep in the shadows as the sun starts to go down

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:39 PM
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About to enter Tunnel No. 5

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:36 PM
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Headed into Tunnel No. 8

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:34 PM
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'Stony Creek' signboard being covered by the rainforest

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:26 PM
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Crossing the Stoney Creek Bridge, with the front of the train a long way away!

The sun is also on the way down, leaving the valley in shadow

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:23 PM
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Block limit for Stoney Creek, 'signal' SC27 in the Direct Train Control (DTC) system

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:22 PM
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Headed back down the range, with Cairns visible below

Sunday 24 August 2014 16:10 PM
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'NO ENTRY' sign at Barron Falls station

Sunday 24 August 2014 15:49 PM
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Block limit for the down end of Barron Falls in the down direction, 'signal' BF16 in the Direct Train Control (DTC) system

Sunday 24 August 2014 15:49 PM
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Passengers leave the train during the short stop at Barron Falls

Sunday 24 August 2014 15:45 PM
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Looking down on the train at Barron Falls station

Sunday 24 August 2014 15:44 PM
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Locomotive 1764 leading the train, as we pause at Barron Falls station

Sunday 24 August 2014 15:44 PM
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Passengers look out over Barron Falls from the station platform

Sunday 24 August 2014 15:42 PM
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