Tea and Sugar Train

English: Trackside residents enter the Provisi...
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Imagine living out in the middle of nowhere, 1000 kilometers from anywhere. Nothing to see but flat horizon all around.  A few prefab huts… and a slender steel ribbon disappearing in both directions, your only link to places east and west. Every day or so the behemoths trundle past with their long trail of passengers and cargo, but they don’t stop. Once a week, however, your train comes, and your small collection of neighbours gathers and becomes a village marketplace as the mini community restocks, banks, and collects mail from the Tea and Sugar train.

It was good to poke around the engines and carriages of this piece of history at the Port Adelaide Railway Museum.

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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