A coal baron is delivering the world's first solar train to Australia.
|Heritage meets renewable at Byron Bay's new North Beach Train Station.|
And while bringing solar to Byron Bay might be a bit like taking coals to Newcastle, that's just what the Byron Bay Railroad Company is doing.
"I think this is a world first," said John Grimes, chief executive of the Australian Solar Council, which is not connected to the project.
"There is a train in India that has solar panels to power lights and fans, but not a whole train."
Read Marcus Strom’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Byron Bay to get world's first solar-powered train, courtesy of a coal baron.”