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Great train mystery solved as luxury carriages ship out
« on: February 25, 2016, 08:47:19 PM »
Great train mystery solved as luxury carriages ship out


 http://www.qt.com.au/news/great-train-mystery-solved-as-luxury-carriages-shi/2942664/?ref=hs

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...  A Queensland Rail spokeswoman said Belmond had advised the carriages of the GSPE would be transferred to Peru where Belmond operates PeruRail, 50-50 joint venture with Peruvian investors.

"This includes Belmond Hiram Bingham - the luxury day train that takes guests on the scenic journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu," she said. "Belmond have advised Queensland Rail that they are now looking at opportunities to restore the carriages and re-launch the train."

Queensland Rail has leased space at the Ipswich Workshops to Belmond, where they have remained stabled and protected.

Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said he was pleased to see the carriages return to service.

"While this is a sad event for those familiar with the carriages, it is good to see that they will be put back into service and enjoyed by train travellers in Peru," Mr Madden said.  ...

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Re: Great train mystery solved as luxury carriages ship out
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 08:38:37 AM »
Some photographs of the last few carriages being moved from the Workshops.



























Photographs mufreight 26th February 2016
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