|Subject: Re: Australia by Rail|
I haven't made the trip myself unfortunately but I too am a bit of a fan of scenic rail trips.
However, I did recently watch a segment about the Ghan trip on one of our travel programs here The Great Outdoors and it looked wonderful. Here's the link to their story: http://tinyurl.com/a46u8 And by wonderful - yes, it was red and dry looking scenery wise, but the atmosphere in the train looked great and some of the side trips equally so. (The host had been supplied with Gold class tickets though so that would no doubt help!)
And here's the official site for service and ticket class descriptions, fares and timetables: http://www.gsr.com.au/ghan/index.htm
I know you are seeking personal travel experiences on the Ghan but maybe these may help until you rustle up some live stories. :) Megan Brisbane, Australia