Cow derails outback tourist train
Monday 19 October 2009
One of Australia's most popular tourist trains, The Ghan, derailed after hitting a cow in the Outback, bosses said today.
No passengers were hurt in the incident, which happened near the small town of Kulgera in the Northern Territory, said Sophie Dent, spokeswoman for Great Southern Rail, which operates The Ghan.
The train was on its 1,850-mile run between the Northern Territory capital of Darwin and the South Australia state capital of Adelaide when it slammed into the cow.
The locomotive ran off the tracks, but there was no damage to the train, Ms Dent said.
"It's not uncommon to hit animals if they're in front of the tracks," she said. "We can't stop suddenly."
A new locomotive was brought in and the train resumed its journey, she said.
The Ghan cuts through Australia's harsh central desert, offering passengers breathtaking views of the Outback's landscape.
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