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Kelly's great train adventure

19:30 AEST Thu Jan 10 2013

Kelly was lucky enough to take one of the world's great train journeys. She travelled aboard The Ghan covering 3000 kilometres through the heart of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, in style.

The Ghan is a national icon, taking its name from the pioneers of the Red Centre, the Afghani cameleers. They blazed a permanent trail over 150 years ago. The train's emblem is an Afghani on a camel in recognition of their efforts in opening up the inhospitable interior.

It cuts a path straight through the driest and most isolated part of Australia and when it first travelled between Adelaide and Alice Springs it was always intended it would one day travel through to Darwin. 80 years on it is a reality, along with a new level of luxury.

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