We don’t know whether to be happy or sad that our favourite Blue Mountains tourist experience, the Scenic Railway, has been modernised (although a $30 million revamp can’t be too bad…).

The new train is the fifth since the Hammon family opened the attraction in 1945. The railway, which descends 310 metres into the Jamison Valley in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, has carried around 25 million passengers during that time.

There is the choice of the 64-degrees-incline ‘Cliffhanger’ ride or the ‘original’ 52 degrees.

And yes, it still holds the world record for steepest railway.

See scenicworld.com.au

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