By Rail from Melbourne, Australia to Adelaide, Australia.

I travelled this week the 828km between these two Australian cities on the Overland train.  Departure was 08:05 am and the arrival a mere ten hours and 45minutes later!

The Overland began running as the Intercolonial Express train in October 1887. In 1926, the overnight rail service became The Overland in 1926.

In the 1950s,  The Overland introduced air-conditioned carriages and was the first train in the world to have on board showers!

Unfortunately, trains in Australia have not had the similar investment, European railways have enjoyed. Today, the train journey takes much about the same time as it did in the 1950s. Passenger numbers are such that there is a train three times a week in each direction today. This compares with two trains a day just a few years ago.

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