After a rather long Skyrail Rainforest Cableway trip, with two station stops along the way, we arrived into the village of Kuranda. This was our transfer point between the Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
The station included a couple of plaques of interest. One gave a history of the railway. Construction began in 1886, and passenger service started five years later:
The second plaque consisted of a trip guide:
But I’ll give you a better view of what we did this day with the Wikipedia image below. This gives you a better perspective on how the Skyrail relates to the Railway. We boarded the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (Monday’s article) near Yorky’s Knob (left center) and traversed over the Kuranda Range northwest-bound along the Barron River until reaching Kuranda. In Kuranda we took a short bus ride from the Skyrail station to the Railway station. From there, we took the train along the opposite side of Barron River, first heading south and then turning east to Freshwater Station.
Oh, my. Look at the time. All Aboard!
Now let’s find some seats inside the charming carriage to which we were assigned:
There are a lot of curves on this trip, which afford the photographer some great train shots along the way.
Remember from Monday the Skyway stop at Barron Falls? I mentioned that the view was better from the train side that day, especially with the afternoon light. Fortunately, I didn’t have to snap a shot from a moving train, as we made a stop here and were allowed to exit at a great lookout point:
But my favorite shots this day were of the train as it navigated curves, especially when suspended above the rainforest floor on spindly trestles.