Crazy Train

Dear Friends,

One thing I’ve learned since I began travelling the world is that it’s good to take risks and go where no beaver has gone before. Even I have a limit though and I reached it when I rode on the Scenic Railway in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

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The Scenic Railway is the steepest passenger railway in the world with an incline of 52 degrees. The track descends 310 metres through a tunnel in the mountain and ends on the floor of the Jamison Valley.

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25 million passengers have ridden the railway since it opened in 1945 and I bet they were all as scared as I was.

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The view of the track before we started was hair-raising enough

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but looking out to the side as we plummeted downwards was even worse.

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There are spectacular views of the forest and the mountains as the train follows the track…or so I’ve been told. I can’t vouch for this because I didn’t open my eyes! I was pleased to reach the end of the ride, but then I had another dilemma.

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I had to go back up again!

Justin.

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5 Comments

  1. Oooh, my heart was in my mouth when I was looking at some of these photos!

  2. I’m scared just watching you do it, Justin. I’m afraid I would have fallen out! Manny 🙂 I have to sign my name now so you will know it’s me, not my mom. I don’t have my own picture. ;(

    • You would have to hold on tight, just like I did. Thanks for signing your name. I don’t want to say the wrong thing to Marsha!

      • I know, Carol. She thinks she’s so smart. She’s really sensitive, isn’t she? My gosh! I’ve been home too long! 🙂 Manny 🙂

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