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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.

Block limit for the down end of Barron Falls in the up direction, 'signal' BF27 in the Direct Train Control (DTC) system

24 August 2014 15:39 PM
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Departing Kuranda station, with the goods shed in the background

24 August 2014 15:34 PM
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Inter-carriage gangway between two carriages

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Steel sleepered track in the platform at Kuranda

24 August 2014 15:15 PM
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Signals at the down end of Kuranda station

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Buffers and screw coupler between the carriages

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Monument to the workers who built the railways to Kuranda

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'National Engineering Landmark' plaque at Kuranda station

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Looking down platform 1 after the first train had returned to Cairns

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Looking down the carriages at Kuranda station

24 August 2014 15:12 PM
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Treadle located before a set of points at Kuranda station

Fitted to the right-hand side rail, rail wheels depress the treadle when they roll over it, which prevents the points being thrown via a mechanical linkage back to the point mechanism.

24 August 2014 15:06 PM
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Mechanical linkage between the point mechanism and the treadle at Kuranda station

If a rail wheel depresses the treadle, then the points can't be thrown

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Mechanical linkage between the point mechanism and the treadle

If a rail wheel depresses the treadle, then the points can't be thrown

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Signals at the Cairns end of Kuranda station

24 August 2014 15:05 PM
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Locomotives 1734 and 1764 ready to take the last train of the day out of Kuranda station

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2.00pm train departing from platform 1 at Kuranda station

24 August 2014 15:01 PM
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3.30pm train departing from platform 2 at Kuranda station

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Train parked in platform 2 at Kuranda station

24 August 2014 14:40 PM
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Platform 1 empty after the 2pm train has departed

24 August 2014 14:38 PM
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Entrance to Kuranda railway station

24 August 2014 14:37 PM
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Looking down on a stabled train at Kuranda station

24 August 2014 12:42 PM
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Pair of stabled trains parked at Kuranda station

24 August 2014 12:42 PM
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Whistle codes for Kuranda station, on display in the signal box

24 August 2014 12:35 PM
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Mimic panel in the signal box at Kuranda

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