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40th Birthday Present Pics Day 3 [Nov. 26th, 2008|02:45 pm]
dalekboy
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It's taken a couple of months, but I've finally gotten around to sorting the pictures from my last day on the train to Perth. A trip which was paid for by many of the people who read this LJ, so thank you once again.

Follow the links to see pictures from days one and two.

This day was the most interesting for me, because I got to stop at Cook, a town I've never been to. Yay!









Cook! It has a population these days of about four or five people. I could live in Cook.



Yes, this is their swimming pool.









In 1997 when the railway line was privatised the town was essentially shut down, the new owners feeling they didn't need a support town there.



View from the schoolhouse.









These were Cook's two original jail cells.



The land around the twon is like this in every direction.



Bendy train corridors!



The fun switch!



One of the other stations on the route. Most were named for Aussie Prime Ministers.



The dining car. I love the look of this carriage!









And finally the Kalgoorlie Super-Pit at night.

Thanks to everyone who made this trip possible. At some point I will be doing it again :)
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-11-26 05:15 am (UTC)
I always look forward to your photo posts, great stuff as usual!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-11-26 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had other stuff I wanted to put up, but I basically refused to put any of it up until I had done these. It was annoying me that it was taking so long to get those trip pictures up.
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[User Picture]From: sonictail
2008-11-26 05:50 am (UTC)
man that was interesting, gotta love that urban decay :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-11-26 06:04 am (UTC)
I've been looking up NSW ghost towns and disused railway lines for a future trip I want to take with Guttermonkey.
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[User Picture]From: sonictail
2008-11-26 06:37 am (UTC)
Guttermonkey?

I have to admit that i'm on a bit of a kick in terms of these kind of environments, I used to go around buildings being demolished and spend large amounts of time looking where BHP is building their new tower in perth (tip, it's a hole) so this stuff is excellent.

Now, how can I capitalise on it...
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2008-11-26 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hey, did you hear that cafepress has set up an Aussie site?
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[User Picture]From: rendragon
2008-11-27 01:40 am (UTC)
Love the art-deco thing going on in the dining car. And the mine looks fantastic in the floodlight.

Glad you enjoyed the trip!
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