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Steam Train to Bungendore

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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
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Published January 7th 2015
Travel back in time
Canberra has a beautiful working steam train dating back to 1903.



Once a month, it hosts delighted passengers for a short day trip to historic Bungendore and back on Market Day. The countryside is lovely, and the route includes three tunnels and two bridges. The tunnels have no lighting so they're very exciting. In the close air, the coal smoke smell - it stinks of farts - is unmistakable.




During the stop at Bungendore, passengers can take a look at the engine room. The burning coal smells like burnt toast, the dials and fittings gleam with loving polish, and the heat is fierce.



There are refreshments available on the train, and Bungendore is a great destination with plenty of lunch options.
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When: Monthly - see web site
Phone: 6232 6405
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Sounds like a great experience, almost like a window back in time.
by Laura Turner (score: 2|476) 1314 days ago
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