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'A Big Country' goes looking for a railway in a rain forest. For the 50 years it ran, the railway line to Dorrigo on the New South Wales north coast was known as the 'Rag Tag Railway'. Seven hundred men took more than a decade to build it - the steepest, windiest, most expensive line in the country, and when it ran, it worked to a schedule all its own. The people of the plateau grew to love it, and things were never the same when the authorities closed it down. But now, thanks to the efforts of dedicated steam buffs, the Rag Tag is coming back to life.

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Crew

Director
Suzette Stone
Producer
Suzette Stone
Executive Producers
Paul Williams

Cast

Presenter: Stewart McLennan

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1984
Genre
Art and culture
Production Company
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sales

International Sales
ABC Content Sales