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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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The Ghan, named after the Afghan camel caravaners who pioneered routes through the outback in the late 19 th and early 20 th century, travels 2,979 kilometres from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs.
GSR offers multi-day tourist rail experiences traversing Australia's landscape, including The Ghan, The Indian Pacific and The Overland.
It's 10 years since The Ghan made its maiden cross-continental journey all the way from the bottom of South Australia to the top of the Northern Territory, and the original staff, drivers and passengers from a decade ago, along with other lucky newcomers like me, were celebrating the milestone as part of a commemorative "Ghanniversary" trip.
From left, Richard Jones and The Ghan at Adelaide Parklands Terminal, a chef prepares food in the train's kitchen, and a Platinum Cabin From left, Richard Jones and The Ghan at Adelaide Parklands Terminal, a chef prepares food in the train's kitchen, and a Platinum Cabin The Ghan is over 1km in length The Ghan is over 1km in length Pyndan Camel Tracks.
2: THE GHAN WHERE: Darwin to Adelaide, Australia BEST FOR: Desert landscapes Australia's Red Centre holds a mystical fascination and remains relatively untouched.
On the five-day Going Ghan tour, clients travel on the Ghan train through the outback, where they may see crocodiles in the wetlands of Corroboree Billabong, explore the waterfalls and swimming holes of Kakadu National Park, visit an Aboriginal art and craft center and witness sandstone cliffs and giant termite mounds.
Great Southern Rail launched its pre-summer sale, with 30% off journeys aboard The Ghan and the Indian Pacific till 24th December.
The Project is well serviced with infrastructure and is located on pastoral land close to the Stuart Highway, the Ghan Rail Line and the Northern Territory Gas Pipeline.
For the more serious primary project researcher, the smaller print provides considerable detail on aspects from how engines work, to track laying, bridge and tunnel building, to famous world trains including The Ghan in Australia.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the Ghan a Government to make continuous efforts to reduce fiscal deficit and associated p ublic borrowing to sustain and build on the favourable trends in inflation and m a croeconomic stability.
The theatrical, almost surreal journey from Adelaide to Darwin on The Ghan is the stuff that legends are made of.
ONE of Australia's most popular tourist trains, The Ghan, derailed after hitting a cow in the Outback.