From our Penrith apartment we can hear and catch a glimpse of the trains (as we could from our Blue Mountains home). We know them by their different "voices" -- suburban trains, intercity trains, freight trains, Bathurst bullet train, the Indian Pacific and Dubbo XPT. My husband's favourite is the XPT which passes through Penrith around 8:00am each day and returns around 8:00pm.
Nearly every day for the past 30 years he has suggest catching the XPT out to Dubbo 'one day'. We did back in 2009 and it was time to do it again this week. The countryside was spring green with all the rivers and creeks full. Around Wellington we caught the canola fields in flower too. A great trip. We must do it again 'one day'.