Near Alice Springs, Australia
THE GHAN MAKES ITS WAY NORTH ON ITS INAUGURAL JOURNEY NEAR ALICE SPRINGS.
At over one kilometre in length, the outback Australian train known as the Ghan, heads north about 120 kilometres (85 miles) south of the town of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory, February 2, 2004. The train which runs 2,979 kilometres (approx 1860 miles) to Darwin from Adelaide and is named for Afghan camel drivers who used their animals to carry goods over a similar route more than 150 years ago. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne TBW/DL