Oh, I haven't said what it was. It was the Ghan train making the journey north from the southern Australian coastal city of Adelaide to the northern coastal city of Darwin.
The journey is nearly 3000 kilometres and takes 54 hours at an average speed of 85 km/h.
For many years there was a train to the roughly midpoint of Alice Springs and it was subjected very often to delays. In wet weather it was a question of how late will the The Ghan be? At times it was how many days late will it be and food parcels had to be dropped to the train when it was stranded in flood waters?
One of the few good things former Prime Minister John Howard achieved was to see the extension of the line to Darwin, and following a new and much more weather proof path down south, so it was much less prone to delays.
It is now quite an expensive train trip, especially if you travel in the top class, but I reckon it would be a pretty good trip. A couple of people we know have taken the trip. We hope to one day.
The Ghan name is in honour of the Afghan cameleers who are an integral part of Australia's outback history.
Very bored looking train driver.
I loved the way The Ghan began in the relative green of southern South Australia and we then went out. When we returned, it was in hot desert country. Tuning again in later, we were in the green tropical north.
Yes, slow, boring, but also quite mesmerising.