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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Tour snapshot
Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    50
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, and ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns or Port Douglas
What to expect
After pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Using your skip-the-tickets, hop straight aboard, and take your seats in the comfortable Gold Class carriages. On the journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rain forest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the provided tea, coffee, and snacks. On arrival, enjoy free time to browse the shops or purchase lunch in Kuranda village, learn more about the region’s indigenous heritage at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense). Return to Cairns via a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy a firsthand view of the rain forest, following purpose-built boardwalks. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns or Port Douglas
What to expect
After pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Using your skip-the-tickets, hop straight aboard, and take your seats in the comfortable Gold Class carriages. On the journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rain forest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the provided tea, coffee, and snacks. On arrival, enjoy free time to browse the shops or purchase lunch in Kuranda village, learn more about the region’s indigenous heritage at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense). Return to Cairns via a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy a firsthand view of the rain forest, following purpose-built boardwalks. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2570KURANDA
Important information
Inclusions
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - IMPORTANT: please ensure to correctly choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. Contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise if you are using a Wheelchair. Both Skyrail & Scenic Rail have maximum dimensions they can take.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - IMPORTANT: please ensure to correctly choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. Contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise if you are using a Wheelchair. Both Skyrail & Scenic Rail have maximum dimensions they can take.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Barron Falls
  • 5
    Birdworld Kuranda
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Down Under Tours - Day Tours
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
88 reviews
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Huddo17
30 contributions
Apr 2021
Picked up from our accommodation and everything was well organised which made the whole experience fantastic. Definitely the way to go and you have plenty of time to stop and do things at your own pace. Beautiful scenery and Kuranda is lovely township. Recommend the Gold Class rail trip home as relaxing with a wine, beer and snacks is great way to end the day travelling through some fantastic scenery and close up waterfall views.
Written 29 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DUTsales
Hi Huddo17, Gold Class down from Kuranda to Freshwater offers a cold beer/wine as you traverse the Barron Gorge, a great way to end the day. All the best...
Written 12 June 2021
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ShaneaLawson
Sunshine Coast, Australia26 contributions
The scenic railway is the best, I accidentally booked gold class & what a happy accident that was! We booked it through Down Under Tours who offer to pick you up from Cairns and take you to the terminal (we drove to the terminal from Cairns). We opted for the train ride up to Kuranda & the views were stunning! We got to see a waterfall that you can only see from the train and due to gold class we received food, drinks, a small thank you gift and tons of information about the railway and how it was built etc. Was well worth the money and will do this again, I preferred the train over the gondola as it was super relaxing and the added bonus of seeing the Stoney Creek Falls. You also get to hop off and have a look at the Barron Falls(you also get to do this on the gondola which is a closer view), which was inflood because we went during wet season, totally worth it. We took the gondola down which was also amazing! You have two stops on the way down, the closer view of Barron Falls & at Red Peak station which you can do a rainforest walk, even if it’s raining please do this!! We did and it was awesome & because it was raining they offer free umbrellas to take as you look around and there’s less people you have to share it with.

In Kuranda there’s lots to do and see, from heritage markets to cute little retail shops, butterfly sanctuary, bird world, koala gardens & various restaurants & cafes etc. Because of the rain our gondola was delayed by an hour for safety (please remember to treat the staff at the Skyrail with respect as they only care about our safety, they are not trying to make your life difficult with delays). & Due to the extra hour that we received, we went and cuddled with a koala in the koala gardens and walked around the township a little more, which was awesome for us as we felt that we originally didn’t have enough time for us to do what we wanted to do. Overall, if you couldn’t tell, this was an awesome day and i could not recommend this more.
Written 4 January 2021
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DUTsales
Hi Shanea, Awesome review, love your detail and you can clearly see you enjoyed the day. Thanks again for sharing.
Written 6 January 2021
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Cheryll M
Greater Adelaide, Australia297 contributions
Oct 2021
We walked from Double Tree by Hilton to the Cairns Railway Station to begin our journey to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway. It was a 20 minute walk to the station on a rather humid day. They were very helpful at the station and we finally boarded the train to find our set seats. The Gold Class section was almost full. We had very comfortable seats by the window to catch the beautiful views. The staff came around at took our drink orders of which you could have sparking wine, beer or cool drinks. We could have as much as we wanted. We also had a tray of food each which consisted of cream cheese & spinach pastry roll, savoury muffin and an enormous Anzac biscuit which was lovely. We finished off with a lovely Mango sorbet. On the trip you get to stop and stretch your legs and take a few photos of Barron Falls before heading off to the final stop at Kuranda. The train station at Kuranda is so beautiful that I took many photos. We headed of to check out the beautiful town of Kuranda. There is a lot to see and do here so allow some time to have a look around. We did the return journey by Skyrail so we could see the ocean on the way back.
Written 4 January 2022
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Leslie M
I am thrilled you decided to spoil yourself by doing Gold Class! It adds something really special to the whole experience, doesn't it. Thank you for the 5 star review and sharing your experience with others. We are thrilled you have so many memories (and photos) to take home with you.
Written 5 January 2022
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sakura1314
Chicago1 contribution
Booked a tour and was supposed to be picked up at 8:30am. Bus 40mins late with no notification for my friend and I who both listed valid mobile numbers and emails. When speaking to our hotel staff, they said it was a frequent occurrence with this tour company. You're better off buying your train and sky tram tickets and getting an Uber or taxi to/from the train stations.
Written 3 May 2022
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lgecc
Molong, Australia151 contributions
What a fabulous way to enjoy a luxury train journey through fabulous landscapes. Starting with a mocktail at Freshwater Station and then boarding the train was simple, seamless and enjoyable.
Once on board, Aiko, our carriage guide served drinks and lovely hot food while making sure we knew where the next view was. We missed nothing.
The lounge chairs are comfortable and the delightful heritage carriages are spotlessly clean. Drop down windows provide a cooling breeze and photo access. The stop at Barron Falls is long enough to take the pics you want.
Access to the carriage is via steep narrow steps.
Written 7 May 2021
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DUTsales
Hi Igecc, summed up all the benefits of Gold Class brilliantly. Thanks for sharing...
Written 12 June 2021
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Kelshaw
Pottsville, Australia23 contributions
Jul 2021
Wow, wow, wow! This trip was amazing and we would highly recommend that if you can, upgrade to Gold Class. It was well and truly worth it! The skysail was fantastic and our boys aged 6 and 10 loved it. The two stops along the way to look at the fall were great and Luke was very knowledgable. The scenic railway home was fantastic. Gold class meant that we had our own quiet carriage with only a few others, comfortable, individual arm chair seating and a lovely and attentive host, Aikito, looking after our every needs. Included in gold class was unlimited wine, beer and soft drink, and Aikito kept our drink well topped up for the duration of the trip. We also received macadamia nuts, mango sorbet and an individual cheese and dip platter. Yum! I would highly recommend this tour and upgrade to gold class if you can!
We booked though DownUnder Tours and found them to be professional and great deal wth!
Written 7 July 2021
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Leslie M
Thank you so much for the great 5 star review. It is pretty special to spoil yourself on Gold Class! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day so much and have so many good memories of your time spent on the Kuranda Scenic train and Skyrail Cableway.
Written 18 October 2021
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austravellers303
Brisbane, Australia67 contributions
Jun 2022
Cannot fault the Skyrail experience going up to Kuranda, or the Gold Class experience on the train coming back to Freshwater Station. The staff in our carriage on the train were lovely and the wine and cheeses excellent.
However, we were looking forward to spending free time in Kuranda, which didn't really eventuate. If doing this tour again, we would make sure that it was for a full day in order to enjoy not only the Skyrail and train journeys, but to make sure that there was ample time given to that lovely village and the attractions there.
Our pick-up time in Port Douglas was 11.15am and Tony our driver was prompt.
We didn't expect the extra number of pick-ups on the way down to Cairns from Port. Because of the inexcusable tardiness of a couple of people at a resort along the way, our time-table was right out the window. We all waited over 20 minutes for these two to show up and board the bus. As they were only going a short distance to a crocodile and wildlife centre, we wondered why they were picked up on this tour anyway. Not only that, but once at the centre, our driver again had to leave us in the bus while they were shepherded to the entrance, taking even more of our time. By the time we reached the Skyrail we didn't have time to step off at any stage but went on directly to the Kuranda stop. There was little time to walk up the hill and get to the market so decided instead to stop at the Kuranda Hotel for something to eat. They had run out of food except for a bowl of hot chips and a drink.
All credit to Tony our driver as this situation was not his doing. He was polite at all times.
Written 14 June 2022
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Leslie M
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you spoiled yourselves in Gold Class on the Kuranda Train and that you really enjoyed your experience on Skyrail Cableway. The transfer option from Port Douglas does make this tour an afternoon half day tour. This gives you the opportunity to sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and then be picked up for your tour, roughly 11:00 - 11:15 am. The Skyrail up is at 12:45 and the train leaves Kuranda at 3:30pm, giving you about 1 hour -1.5 hour in Kuranda. The transfer is set up to pick up passengers for the Hartley's Crocodile Adventure, as well as for the Kuranda tour, as Hartley's is only 15 minutes out of Port Douglas in the same direction. There are other options if you have your own vehicle and want to self drive, but that isn't an option for a lot of people. Having the transfers is a great, cost effective alternative. Our coaches are comfortable, airconditioned and well appointed, with large windows for sightseeing along the coastal road. Transfers are also great for the trip home if you have sampled a few local beverages after travelling on Gold Class. I'm sorry your day didn't live up to your expectations.
Written 21 June 2022
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Travel wise twosome
Geelong, Australia94 contributions
May 2022
An amazing day! Very well organised from pick up to drop off. The Kuranda train ride was great. We loved the morning tea and champagne in the Gold Class carriage! Lovely scenery and commentary.
We had lunch in Kuranda and then took the Skyrail back. We allowed ourselves plenty of time for the two stops on the way down. The waterfall on the partly glassed bridge gave lots of photo opportunies and the the forest boardwalk was relaxing. Scenery was amazing, great to see the tops of trees and ferns, a beautiful sight. Once down into Smithfield we enjoyed coffee and cake in the Skyrail cafe whilst waiting for our bus. One of the best days I've had here in Cairns!
Written 5 May 2022
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Leslie M
We really appreciate you taking time to leave such an in depth and complimentary review. I am pleased you spoiled yourselves in Gold Class. Kuranda is an great day trip and I am pleased you have lots of memories to share with friends and family back home.
Written 16 May 2022
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HiltonR5571
Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions
Oct 2021
Had a great all round day. We were picked up by very friendly drive outside our hotel who gave us some informative commentary on the way to the skyrail station. The ride up on the skyrail was great with fantastic views. There’s a couple of stops on the way up with a mini rainforest walk and viewing platforms. Once in Kuranda we spent the day walking around and visiting the markets . Some were very touristy stalls with T-shirts’/ trinkets but there were a few specialty ones that were great. The highlight of the tour was the Gold Class train back. Wow , some of the best service I have experienced. With drinks and nibbles all the way down to Freshwater Station.
Written 8 October 2021
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Leslie M
Gold Class is an amazing way to spoil yourself! I am pleased to hear you had a fantastic day. Thank you for your great review.
Written 17 October 2021
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ATL-travel71
Dacula, GA529 contributions
Feb 2020
We took the train up the mountain with the gold ticket and the Skyway cable down with the glass bottom upgrade. Both upgrades were worth it in our opinion, but make sure you don't eat before your train ride as they give you multiple courses during the train ride. The upgraded cabin and service was really nice. The Skyway was absolutely stunning and peaceful. You don't have to go with the glass bottom, but it does also save you if the lines are long. We booked directly with through the Skyway website and our pick-up and drop-off at our hotel in Cairns worked really well.
Written 8 April 2020
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Hi ATL-travel71, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail, and chose to upgrade to both the Gold Class on the Scenic Rail, and Diamond View on the Skyrail. Gold Class includes a number of drinks and local snacks on the Rail Journey so make sure to not fill up too much on food before hand as you mentioned :) Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written 11 October 2020
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shrujna
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Great fun
Great day out! The croc attack show was so much fun and we learned a lot along the way. Picked up in a comfortable
811jacquieh
811jacquieh
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Great day
This was so great. The sky rail is really fun. The train trip is a really good experience. Would definitely reco
Richy_gtown
Richy_gtown
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It is what it is - a cable car and old train
It was ok, but in this day and age its not worth the price of admission. It filled our day, we took the cable car u
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DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR - Go directly to Hartley’s and pay at the gate
DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR! There was no tour or transfer available to us. As a family it would have been half the price
matthewmC6082EQ
matthewmC6082EQ
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A good day out
The trip was nice, however if you get seated on the left hand side of the train on the way up, you almost can’t see
Robert T
Robert T
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Poorly organized - Disappointing
There were several issues with the Kurunda Scenic Railway and skyrail and wild life -(down under tours). They adver
Marcelle58
Marcelle58
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Lovely place to visit
Very well set, staff are very nice. Very educational. Lovely place to visit. Good idea to take food and drink as it
Marcelle58
Marcelle58
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Great day out.
What a great experience my husband and I had, we started off with our great bus driver Neil. He was very informativ
Nicola B
Nicola B
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Great a must see
It was a really good experience great staff and it was enjoyable and educational for all. I would recommend for all
75kirstyh
75kirstyh
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Informative, comfortable, value for money
We enjoyed a fantastic day out with Down Under, despite the wet weather! The bus was super comfortable and the food
Trisha S
Trisha S
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A really great, fun afternoon!
Great staff, great animals. The lake cruise meeting crocs was fascinating. The snakes, koalas, cassowaries and o
Expedition658832
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Great place to Visit
Great staff, very entertaining. Snake & Crocodile feeding big highlight, walks with nature, koala, bird Avery and
cfma2000
cfma2000
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Professional, Knowledgeable and Fun
We were on a group visit to the Daintree Forest and Mossman Gorge. DownUnder tours were our guides for a number of
margaret P
margaret P
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Brilliant tour company
Brilliant trip. Brilliant drivers We were on a fun over fifty tour and we all had a ball We did a week with this to
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A one off day out.
We did the train up to Kuranda and returned via Skyrail. This a real experience for both of us with upward train tr
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