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Posted on Thursday 02 June 2011 in Adelaide
Aussies who are looking for a weekend trip to the southern tip of the continent may want to consider taking a vacation down to the South Australia's Railways and the World War Years Exhibition. History buffs and travellers who are interested in the culture of the largest city in the south of Australia can consider taking Adelaide holidays.
The exhibition will be held at the National Railway museum until the end of May. Flights to Adelaide are available out of most Australian airports, as the city is only 730 kilometers from Melbourne.
Visitors to the event will be able to see how the railway tracks of the region were used during the World Wars to supply and support the troops that would go on to fight overseas.
"The exhibition showcases photographs and artefacts from the collection and a self-guided tour takes you around the locomotives and carriages associated with the wars," said a representative from the museum in a statement to the press.
These trains were essential to the war effort, as the goods and troops that were transported were vital in the allied efforts.
The final weekend of the event, May 28th and 29th, featured a special presentation for guests as the narrow gauge steam engine Peronne will be available for viewing purposes. Travellers were able to take a brief ride on the historic train for a small fee.
The Peronne will be hauling a symbolic troop train around in an effort to simulate the actual experience felt by the brave soldiers of the world wars, as they headed for the shores of Australia and then abroad for their heroic journey.
Tickets to the museum will be offered at the standard price for the venue - $12 for adults and $6 for children - and the new parts of the exhibition will be available for free.
Tourists who are venturing to the South Australia seat of government may enjoy the many fine food, wine and cultural establishments in the city. The Southern Plaza of the Festival Theatre Centre is located in the main part of the capital, and is part of an outdoor complex that features several prominent official buildings.
The event is being held in conjunction with more than 100 exhibits at the museum, and many other trains and educational material will be available for viewing.
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