The trains and journeys include the famous Zig Zag as it climbs the Blue Mountains from Lithgow. At the Richmond Vale colliery near Newcastle we see how old time locomotives created for industrial use are being restored and put to work. At the NSW Railway Historical Society's Museum at Thirlmere near Sydney we ride on some of the steam giants of yesteryear that have been lovingly and painstakingly restored. In Victoria men and women race against the famous Puffing Billy as it steams its way through the Dandenong Ranges. At Victor Harbour in South Australia we travel on the horse tramway that once carted people and cargo from the inland river port of Goolwa to the sea port at Victor Harbour. It was Australia's first public railway line. The journey moves to South Australia's famous Pichi Richi railway in the spectacular Flinders Ranges. Then to the ultimate luxury, by the New Ghan to Alice Springs where Ted meets up with the Old Ghan and takes a ride that brings back some memories of his very first journey to Central Australia. Gooday! May I introduce myself. I am Ted Egan, an old bushy who lives in Alice Springs in the Centre of Australia. Since I left my Melbourne birthplace at age 16, I have been fascinated by Australian history, its unique people and the Australian way of life, in this, perhaps the most multi-cultural nation on Earth. For the last 40 years I have been writing and recording songs, filming and writing about the Australian people who to me represent the real ethos of my country. I am the presenter of This Land Australia.
Episodes Comprise: 1. Introduction 2. Dawn Of The Railway 3. Blue Mountains 4. Restoration 5. Character 6. Quorn