Passenger train services, Blue Mountains Australia
Lapstone Hill
Glenbrook Gorge
Glenbrook Gorge
Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway
Wascoe Siding
Miniature Railway
Wentworth Falls Lake, Blue Mountains Australia
Wentworth Falls Lake
Katoomba Scenic Railway
Katoomba Scenic Railway
Virtual Reality RideKatoomba cable tram
Katoomba Tram Line
Passenger train services
3801 at Mt Boyce
Lithgow Zig Zag
Lithgow Zig Zag
Wolgan Valley Shay locomotive
Shay, Wolgan Valley

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World Heritage Region

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The Problems

An elevated plateau, dissected by rugged gorges and cliffs, separating the port of Sydney from the rich farming land of the west.
Towering cliffs separating mineral deposits from the ridge-top main railway route.

The solutions

Power: Steam, horse, electric, diesel
Traction: Locomotive, cable haulage, powered passenger sets
Works: Viaducts, tunnels, zig zags
Gradients: up to 52 degrees.

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