This location was the site of a coal mining operation from the 1800s until 1945 when the land
was purchased by Harry Hammon and his sister Isobel Fahey. The railway
that was used to haul coal and oil shale out of the valley became a tourist attraction
and was converted to passenger use when the mine closed. Less than two hours west
of Sydney by either rail or road, Katoomba's Scenic World now has a railway, skyway,
cableway, walkway, and a unique roller coaster that was built two decades ago
but has never opened to the public.
Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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