Trans-Fiordland Railroad

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Trans-Fiordland Railroad
Durango silverton train.jpg
A passenger train winding its way through a mountain pass on the journey from Inverness to Bayport.
Overview
Native nameRèile Tar-Fiordland
SystemInter-city
StatusOperational
LocaleFiordland
TerminiInverness, Paleocacher
Bayport, Paleocacher
Stations7
Services2
Daily ridership~1,600
Operation
OwnerTFR Heritage Conglomerate
Operator(s)TFR Heritage Conglomerate
Depot(s)Inverness
Technical
Line length726 miles
Number of tracks1
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) etc --> 3ft 6in narrow gauge track
Map of TFR lines
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The Trans-Fiordland Railroad is one of Paleocacher's most famous tourist attractions. Running from Inverness to Bayport in the remote Fiordland Region the railroad is one of the only ways to access the more remote areas deep within Fiordland National Park. The railroad uses refurbished steam locomotives that have been converted to run on oil and modernized passenger cars. It has stops in both the main towns on the peninsula and in the communities of Rathcullen (population 1400) and Perth (population 822). Three additional stops are there for purposes of refueling the train and lodges are there for hikers and backpackers who wish to enter inland areas of the park. It takes the train thirty two hours to complete the journey through the wilderness from the north end to the south end. There are two passenger trains a day and three in peak tourist seasons. The railroad also has freight trains several times a week to carry groceries and other supplies to the towns in remote areas of the peninsula.