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Great Southern train to stop in region

Wimmera trainspotters will have a chance to view one of Australia’s iconic trains when The Great Southern rail journey passes through the Wimmera on Friday.

The 771-metre-long train will leave Adelaide on Friday and make its way to Brisbane. The journey marks the start of the train’s seven-week season.

Returning to its original route through Victoria, The Great Southern will stop at Stawell, where travellers will visit the Grampians.

It will also stop at Canberra and Coffs Harbour before arriving in Brisbane on Sunday.

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The train will pass through the Wimmera again on Wednesday on its return to Adelaide.

The train includes 28 carriages, two locomotives, 42 platinum service beds, 154 gold service beds and 39 crew beds.

Train enthusiasts wanting to catch a glimpse of The Great Southern can visit Nhill station on Friday about 2.30pm, Horsham at 3.40pm and Stawell between 4.25pm and 4.40pm, or from 7.36pm to 7.51pm.

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