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The Australia by Rail app reviews journeys including the cross-country Ghan.

The Australia by Rail app reviews journeys including the cross-country Ghan.

Australia by Rail

By Sutro Media, sutromedia.com
For iPhone, Android
iTunes Store, Google Play
$2.99

SORRY, trainspotters, there are no alerts for when the Sunday 3.22pm Sandringham train is pulling in, but this app is a comprehensive guide to Australia's rail networks, with about 100 reviews of rail experiences, including the Ghan, Daylesford Spa Country Railway and Queensland's Kuranda Scenic Railway. There's an introduction to the app by the author, Tim Richards. He's a travel writer and it shows, with interesting and thoughtful reviews. Information is clearly presented, with photos and a map, but I'd like to see longer train routes mapped. There are interesting facts sprinkled throughout. Did you know Melbourne has the largest tram network in the world? Or that across Australia, discarded railway lines have been turned into ''rail trail'' walking and cycling routes? Australia by Rail is well thought out and easy to navigate.

Collect: Photo a Day

By The Lens Lab, thelenslab.com
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