One Way Ticket to Kuranda

Great train journeys are usually measured by the distance travelled, but as Keith Wilson discovers, one of the most scenic is a short line less than 40km long in the rainforest of far north Queensland

There is no question that the arrival of the post-War jet age made the world smaller as intercontinental travel quickly became measured in the number of jet-lagged hours on a jumbo jet, rather than the gin-soaked, deckchair days of an ocean liner. But threading through both these eras is the train journey, the enduring means of travel that immerses the passenger into the surroundings of his destination.

There are great train journeys: those of an epic scale like the Trans-Siberian or Indian-Pacific; and then there are GREAT train journeys, where the train itself, the terrain it skirts and even the station platforms combine to justify the …

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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