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Ghan

(ɡæn)
n
1. (Peoples) short for Afghan3
2. (Railways) the Ghan the train connecting Adelaide and Alice Springs
[from the number of Afghan camelmen at the Oodnadatta railhead]
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Because its journey is so long, the Ghan has to offer some creature comforts.
Serco operates everything from Government call centres, speed cameras and prisons to rail networks such as London's Docklands Light Railway and Australia's new transcontinental 'Ghan' line from Darwin to Adelaide.
In Australia, through its shareholding in Great Southern Railways, Serco Rail also operates the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth, the Ghan between Adelaide and Alice Springs and the Overland, which travels from Melbourne to Adelaide.
THE GHAN has run two promising races and should be good enough to score for Berry in the Tower Hotel Opportunity Maiden.
Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties of Fort Smith, represented Hugg & Hall in the acquisition.
Ghan & Cooper also brokered a deal in which Southland, a subsidiary of Littlefield Oil Co.
The Ghan,named after Afghan camel drivers who helped build the first railroad into the Outback from the south coast, arrived in Alice Springs on time at noon, 24 hours after leaving Adelaide.
A trip on Australia's famous Ghan train is billed as one of the world's greatest railway journeys.
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