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Australia - Katoomba Scenic Railway - Blue Mountains Australia

Katoomba - It was built in 1879 to service a coal mine in the Jamison Valley. Over the years the railway was also used to convey coal and shale from the 'Ruined Castle' area and Megalong Valley.

Today the Scenic Railway is the world's steepest incline railway and conveys more than 850,000 passengers a year.

The funicular railway line descends through sandstone cliffs, via a rock tunnel beside Orphan Rock, then emerges to spectacular views and lush fern-filled rainforest.

It consists of a unique ride through a tunnel in the side of the mountain and descends 415 metres at a maximum grade of 52 degrees passing an ancient rainforest area before reaching the Jamison Valley.

Site URL: http://infobluemountains.net.au/rail/ksr/Default.htm
Date resource added: 10-Nov-1999
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