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Sep 1, 2016 - Savannahlander

The train line was built in the early 1900s to bring copper from Einasleigh to the smelter at Chillagoe but now the only train using the line is the weekly Savannahlander which runs a return trip from Cairns to Forsayth. We rode the 2 hour section from Mount Surprise to Einasleigh then spent some time at the pub, which is just about the only building in town. We then had a look at the Cunningham Gorge which is within walking distance of the pub before we were taken back to Mount Surprise by bus, stopping for billy tea on the way. All the...

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Jul 20, 2009 - Einasleigh

EINASLEIGH: 20th July. This morning we took a walk from the Cobbald Village to the Russell Lookout. This took us through stony grassland for about 2 km and then up a very steep track of a tree covered mountain where upon reaching the top we had great views of the surrounding area and mountain ranges. We walked back half the way we had come and then took another track which took us further through rocky grasslands and through some creek beds. Some of the area was very steep and the tracks were rough. We finally realised we were not on the...

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May 1, 2008 - 1st May, to Archer Creek...

Thursday 1st May....our decision to take the inland route may have been a mistake. The road started out as a 2 lane bitumen but soon changed to a very narrow strip of rough bitumen. I remember reading a notice in Charters Towers about road trians and how to deal with them on the road. Seems this is the road they were talking about. Lots of road trains and when one is approaching all you can do is get right off the bitumen because he wants ALL of it. And I found it best to just come to a stop to avoid cleaning up the white posts. So, a...

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