Traveltrain's annual patronage is approximately 969,000. Whilst proportionately smaller than other regional rail services, relative to population, this is largely as Traveltrain caters to a touring market more so than other operators.
The Spirit of the Outback passes coastal landscapes then travelling into the Outback, with mountain ranges, sunburnt plains and historic towns to attractions such as the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Outback Museum. The train operates twice weekly from Brisbane to Longreach.
Today the train runs twice weekly to Charleville.
The Inlander was introduced on February 12, 1953 using new steel air-conditioned carriages.
Today it runs twice-weekly through Australia's scenic gulf country, from the tropical port of Townsville to the remote but interesting town of Mount Isa. The train is relatively slow, taking 21 hours (overnight) to complete a journey of around 1000km (600mi). Sitting class, roomettes, twinettes and triple sleeping cabins are offered and food can be bought in the newly refurbished club car.