I took an excursion on the Kuranda Railway.

 

 

The Kuranda Railway was built in the 1880's.  The railcars still have the old-fashioned charm of that era.

The route is very scenic. The 34 km track was built by men with only picks and shovels.

 

 

There were lots of curves and bridges, and 15 hand made tunnels.  Parts of the rail line were built into a mountain.

I took this photo from the back of the train, while the front of the train was passing next to a waterfall, going around a curve along the mountain.

 

 

One of the spectacular views I saw from the window of the train.

That is the Baron River below.  I went there later and took photos of the famous Baron Falls.

 

 

 

      

     

 

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