Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Botanic Gardens, trackless train

The Trackless Train Scenic Tour operates in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The 25 minute tours run by ChooChoo Express start and finish at the Queen Elizabeth II Gate, near the Sydney Opera House. There are four stops at: The Tropical Centre/Rose Gardens, The Woolloomooloo Gate/Art Gallery, Restaurant/Café/Gardens Shop/Info Centre and Mrs Macquaries Point.

31 comments:

  1. Doesn't look like it would ring a profit with that many passengers!

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  2. Where did all the tourists go? Are they all waiting at the Opera House for Oprah's arrival??

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  3. Julie and Leif, they actually have two trains running on the tour and I managed to snap this one near teh Opera House, when the driver was taking a five minute break, before starting the next trip.

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  4. This looks like a fun way to get around. It must be a HUGE botanic garden!

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  5. That looks like a good way to see the gardens, especially if it is on and off.

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  6. What a cute train! Looks like a toy. The Botanic Garden must be outstanding!

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  7. What a fun look train and all the more fun against those gorgeous BLUE skies! Terrific capture as always, Jim! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  8. worth noting. the tourist in me is clapping.

    btw thanks for showing the opera house steps. i've never seen it from this angle before.

    Mine is here

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  9. Nice shot, it always amazes me to see how many people ride it.

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  10. Yay I would love to ride on that tiny train. Very cool!
    First snow storm

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  11. I love the vibrant colors of blue and red here

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  12. What joy it must be to ride. There's kind of the same one over here, still traveling, even through demonstrations, which makes it look a bit surreal.

    Always a safe road ahead and a good Tuesday as well.

    daily athens

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  13. Hi Jim, the royal botanical gardens bring back memories. 1974 when my family and I arrived in Sydney we felt sort of lost and spend days and hours in the gardens. Until the train brought us to Grafton of all places. it was not a bad choice, the first impressions of the gardens are still very much alive. Love the choo choo train and children do too!

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  14. What a gorgeous day you captured!

    I was once upon a very similar train in a Buddhist garden and after only a few minutes, I got off and walked instead. Couldn't see anything.

    Thanks for your comment on my entry!

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  15. This train is so bright red and cute. Must be very nice get around in it. Beautiful weather at your place too. Have a nice day.

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  16. Thanks for your memories, Titania. I think my parents must have felt the same as your family did. We were regular visitors when I was a child and have many good memories of the gardens too.

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  17. What a cute one. Perfect for Ruby Tuesday.

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  18. A tourist thing, but perfect for some nice pictures!

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  19. It's winter here, and it's a great comfort to find beautiful photos of the summer on your blog !
    thank you for this sun !! :))

    Bye**

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  20. Oh! A lovely "tchou tchou" with a great blue sky above!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice day****

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  21. Amazing little tourist feature in the gardens! This has been added since I was there before 2000!

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  22. That would be so much fun! We'd have a great time being typical tourists on this adorable train.

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  23. I didn't know there was a train, trackless of otherwise, in the gardens.

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  24. I last saw this train in 2001 and i think it is still there. There is also another version of train for kids in this site http://weselltrains.com . I wish they will also have smaller one for kids.

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