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Famous train pulls into town

Saturday, 9th August, 2008

One of the State's best preserved historic trains is visiting the city.

The Southern Aurora pulled into the city yesterday morning and will depart tonight at 7pm.

It brought 100 passengers from Sydney via Dubbo and Parkes. Passengers on board the 'Outback Aurora' will also visit the Menindee Lakes and Silverton.

The Southern Aurora was the express train on the Sydney to Melbourne route from the 1960s to the 1980s. 

It is hauled by restored deisel locomotives built in the 1960s and is now owned by the NSW Rail Transport Museum. 

The Southern Aurora will be at the train station in Crystal Street until its departure this evening.

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