As most are aware I do not have a drivers licence. So each week I usually catch the XPT (Syd – Melb or in reverse). Anyway due to track-work today between Liverpool and Moss Vale I got to experience the ‘scenic route’. This route goes via Woollongong and then up the escarpment via Robertson to Moss Vale. Sure it added an extra hour to the trip and could have been up to an hour and half (That is if we had run into a freight train coming the other way), but the view was amazing. Ocean views, cliffs, rain forest, it has it all. At one point I was looking out my window straight down a cliff face.
This track is usually the domain of freight trains and the occassional tourist train. So if you do have the opportunity to do this run I would recommend it.