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The Sunlander

The locomotive hauled 'Sunlander' train travels between Brisbane and Cairns a number of times each week, with sleeping and sitting cars in the consist, along with club and dining cars, and a motorail van.

Even a little window looking out to the corridor side of a triple-berth MBS sleeping carriage

22 August 2014 17:24 PM
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Found down washbasin onboard a triple-berth MBS sleeping carriage

22 August 2014 17:24 PM
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Onboard a triple-berth MBS sleeping carriage

22 August 2014 17:24 PM
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Passengers stretch their legs during the station stop at Tully

22 August 2014 15:50 PM
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Half of the train stands out of the platform at Tully

22 August 2014 15:50 PM
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M series 'Lander' carriages still have drop chute toilets!

22 August 2014 13:58 PM
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Station stop at Ingham

With L series stainless steel sitting carriages on the rear of the train

22 August 2014 13:58 PM
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The rest of the train stretches a long way out of the platform at Ingham

22 August 2014 13:55 PM
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Tail end of the train during the station stop at Townsville

22 August 2014 11:46 AM
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Passengers collect their luggage at Townsville

22 August 2014 11:37 AM
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Locomotive 2152 still leading the train at Townsville

22 August 2014 11:35 AM
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Station stop at Townsville, where the train fills the entire platform

22 August 2014 11:35 AM
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Looking along the front half of the train during a station stop at Ayr

22 August 2014 10:02 AM
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Stopping at Maryborough West to pick up passengers on the Cairns-bound Sunlander

21 August 2014 18:21 PM
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Locomotives 2152 and 2414 still lead the train at Gympie North

21 August 2014 16:51 PM
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Stopping at Gympie North to pick up passengers on the Cairns-bound Sunlander

21 August 2014 16:50 PM
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Internal handle on an external carriage door - a 'square' key is needed to open it

Retrofitted around ~2013 after a child fell from a moving train via an open door

21 August 2014 13:09 PM
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External handle on an external carriage door - no special tools needed

Retrofitted around ~2013 after a child fell from a moving train via an open door

21 August 2014 13:08 PM
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Emergency door release key mounted to the door itself

Retrofitted around ~2013 after a child fell from a moving train via an open door

21 August 2014 13:07 PM
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'Do not use toilet at station' notice on the carriage toilet door

Drop chute toilets are still in use!

21 August 2014 13:07 PM
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Emergency brake handle inside a sleeping carriage

Note the inflation in the penalty for misuse - from $10 to $3000!

21 August 2014 13:03 PM
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Locomotives 2152 and 2414 at Roma Street, ready to take the Sunlander north to Cairns

21 August 2014 12:43 PM
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Staff carriage MSC 1469

21 August 2014 12:42 PM
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First class sleeping carriage MAS 1496

21 August 2014 12:39 PM
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