In part 1 of this vehicles post, I talked about 5th Wheelers and Road Trains. I am doing part two because I saw that people liked part one. In this second post I am going to talk about Trains and Cars. I have seen more big four wheel drives than I do in big cities because they can pull caravans and can go on dirt roads.
I have spent a lot of time looking out the window as we drive along, looking at cars as they drive along the road some are huge! and some are quite small. I am doing this post because I find vehicles very interesting and thought I might share some information with you. I like vehicles because you can go very fast in a car and the wheels carry you along. Some people have stuff on their roof and some tow a camper trailer or a caravan.
On this trip I have seen quite a lot of trains some of them have been freight trains and some of them have been passenger trains.
I will first talk about the Ghan, we saw the Ghan stopped in Alice Springs. The Ghan is a train that goes from Adelaide to Darwin stopping at Alice Springs. Below are some stats of the Ghan:
- Length of journey: 54 hours – 2979km
- Symbol: The Ghan’s symbol is a camel and its handler in recognition of the pioneering Afghan cameleers.
- Average length of train: 774m
I will next talk about the Indian Pacific. We saw it in Bulloo Creek SA, it was surprisingly quiet and long. The Indian Pacific goes between Perth and Sydney stopping at Adelaide. Below are some stats about the Indian pacific:
- Average number of carriages: 30 carriages including guest carriages, crew quarters, restaurants, lounges and power vans.
- Symbol: The wedge-tailed eagle, Australia’s largest bird of prey. Its massive two-metre wingspan symbolises the epic journey spanning the continent.
- Length of journey: 65 hours Sydney to Perth – 4,352 km.
I have seen heaps and heaps of cars and I have made a list of the most common brands I have seen. The list goes from most common to not so common.
The next bit is about the models of the brands I wrote up above. I am telling you this information because I you would like to know it.
- Prado – Prados are popular because they are nice and small and have quite a lot of space.
- Landcruiser – Landcruisers are popular for people who tow caravans.
- Hilux – Hiluxes are good for people who have big swags and then they can put them on the tray.
- Patrol – Patrols are good because a have a huge boot and they can also pull caravans.
- Navara – Navaras are similar to Hiluxes so can do a similar things.
- F-200 – F-200s are huge and good for pulling 5th wheelers. They are just like trucks.
- Territory – Territorys are good for around town and also for small holidays.
- Pajero – Pajero’s are very similar to Prados so do similar things.
- Triton – Triton are can pull caravans and are nice and big.
- Captiva – Captivas are good for small holidays and for going around town.
- Colorado – Colorados are nice and firm and strong and good for pulling caravans.
- D-max – D-max’s are good for of roads and pulling caravans.
- Mu-x – Mu-xs are similar to Hiluxes they have a tray on the back to put stuff
- Grand Vitara – These cars can be pulled with all four wheels by a motorhome
- Vitara – These cars are similar to the grand Vitara