On the final episode of this podcast series, we meet a man who has been working on the railways for 50 years and hear some of his stories from the tracks.
I bump into Dougie in the lounge on the train on the final evening on board. He works on the Ghan and, as it turns out, he’s pretty much the most-experienced employee. He tells me that he started working on the railways in Australia 50 years ago.
Dougie has quite a few stories from his time on the tracks and in this episode he shares some of them with us.
Listen to the episode here:
I hope you’ve enjoyed coming along for the ride, hearing about how the train works and visiting the stops we’ve had each day in the centre of this incredible country.
If you have liked the podcast, I would really appreciate it if you could review it online and share it with anyone you think might enjoy listening to the episodes.
I’ll be back with another series about another adventure soon. But for now, I’m Michael Turtle from the travel blog Time Travel Turtle…. and this has been Journey on The Ghan.
19 thoughts on “Episode 7: Coober Pedy to Adelaide”
Epic, I came on this blog after reading the plenty of blogs. Your blog title is very eye catchy. I read all of your stories and they are superb. Australia is so vast.
The ambience in train looks so relish and refreshing. I wish i could travel in this train. BTW whats the name of this train.
Good post,The ambience in train looks so relish and refreshing. I wish i could travel in this train. BTW whats the name of this train.
That cabin photo really caught my attention, you nailed on that cover photo dude.
Travelling in a train is one of the best experiences I ever had, looking forward for another train adventures! Thanks for posting
Cool sound, suites perfectly to the sorroundings.
What about a Horse with No Name? That music is very soothing too!
For the non Australian visitors here, here’s a very small glimpse on what this is all about, Cheers mate!
The Ghan is an Australian passenger train service between the cities of Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin on the Adelaide–Darwin railway. Operated by Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, it takes 54 hours to travel the 2,979 kilometres (1,851 mi) with a four-hour stopover in Alice Springs.
Nice blog, straight to the point, and most of all really cool! Cheers mate!
Cool stuff! Full of memoirs in the outback!
That’s way too cool dude. Looking forward for another train adventures! Thanks for posting
This is so nice! Thank you for posting this!
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This is such a very entertaining podcast. Sharing to us the stories of other people is really amazing. This for sure will inspire others who got the same experience as Dougie.
Just shared it with my buddies! Very entertaining podcast
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A 3 day Adelaide itinerary is the perfect length of trip to take in the essence of this city. Many people visit Adelaide as part of a longer trip around Australia, coming across the country on a road trip from Perth or Melbourne. This city is also great to visit on a stand-alone trip, flying directly to the city