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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 operating in each direction per day.

Tail end of the train departing Cairns station for Kuranda

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 24, 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

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

August 24, 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!

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

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

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

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

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

August 24, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 24, 2014 15:42 PM
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