Updated January 03, 2020 17:24:00 The railway in the sleepy rural town of Trumbull is a reminder of the risks of travelling to and from the Northern Territory.
Its predecessor the Trumbulina Railway, which operated between the towns of Blackfoot and Cairns, was closed in 2007 and closed again in 2017.
The last train from Trumbulin was a train that departed at 11:30am and arrived at Blackfoot at 3:30pm.
But it was the first time in more than 60 years that train services were back.
Transport Minister Paul Littlejohn says the Trumplin was “a remarkable example of a railway that worked to the last detail”.
“I’m pleased to have seen that it has been rebuilt and reopened again,” he said.
“It’s a beautiful railway, it’s a wonderful place to live, and it has great heritage, it has many stories to tell.”
A train that travelled through the town of Blackford and reached the railway station at 11am, then was delayed due to bad weather, could be a new addition to the Trumps.
It’s one of many reminders of the risk of travelling between the NT and WA.
Railway accidents, especially in remote parts of the country, are becoming more common.
In 2016, a train travelling from Blackfoot to Cairnoola suffered a mechanical failure, but was rescued by an Air Force C-130 Hercules.
There were at least two more train accidents in 2017, and in 2018 there were four serious incidents.
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