I understand that the ghan doesn't run as often as a lot of other trains and didn't cover some of the places he went to last night, but I can't help but feel a bit disappointed about Portillo last night, I mean he spent 10-15 minutes on the Pichi Richi, then travelled to Alice Springs via a cattle farm by 4WD, spent 20 minutes on the ghan and then finished up in Darwin in time for ANZAC Day. I just hope it gets better.
I did like the dedication at the end of the show about the bushfires though
There was bugger all about rail and the Ghan, other than some beautiful aerial photos of Pichi Richi. The program could comfortably be reduced by around 50%.
We all know about the treatment of Aboriginals and their children in the past and regret it but I, for one, don't need every Pommie TV person who comes here lecturing us about it.
I, too, hope that it gets better.
What there was of the Ghan itself put me off. I suppose that I live in another era where some level of decorum was expected in the Lounge Car and as for those untidy uniforms and bloody silly hats worn by train staff the less said the better.
(Nevertheless it seems to attract the passengers which is what counts at the end of the day.)