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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:28 pm

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Camel herding near Surveyor Generals Corner. The feral camels here in Australia are disease free and are sent overseas for export or slaughtered locally.


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Surevyor Generals Corner...where WA/SA and NT meet. Not sure what happened to the SA marker.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Kots » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:17 pm

Just saw the note re: Chris's off. I'm expecting to see at least part of the tidy up on the next Mongrel Dog Production.

I was going to join you out there but the new R Nine T Racer I bought yesterday will keep me on the black this Easter.

Speedy recovery mate.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Hill Billy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:01 pm

Digger wrote:Surevyor Generals Corner...where WA/SA and NT meet. Not sure what happened to the SA marker.


It is about 150 metres to the East. Someone made a slight error with the surveying.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:41 pm

Hill Billy wrote:
Digger wrote:Surevyor Generals Corner...where WA/SA and NT meet. Not sure what happened to the SA marker.


It is about 150 metres to the East. Someone made a slight error with the surveying.

I know there are two plinths...the other plinth has no tablet on it. It was removed a few years ago. There are still two visitors books there. Strange set up.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Cookie » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Sorry to hear about Chris, hope the rest of the trip is going well.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:36 pm

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Typical sign at the Communities in outback WA and the APY Lands of SA...painted on the bonnet of a wrecked car; colourful but informative.


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I thought I had a range of 900km with the big tank and two bladders. It works out I don't. I ran out 20km short of Marla in SA but thankfully Dren had 7 litres spare in a bladder which made the difference.

From here we slab it to Coober Pedy for two nights before heading for the Trans Cont Railway and the Rawlinna Muster.
So much to do; so little time.

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http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... UCtYLNPufa
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby goodguy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:59 am

Ok you desert camel chasers....its your Editor n Chief 8) .... here. Shayne, your fairly articulate (closely followed by Dren) I expect two mabe three paragraphs regarding this trip, & of course a few classic pics.
EnC...out.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:27 am

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Coober Pedy....these Blowers were originally developed to extract gas out of the mines after controlled explosions and later adapted to remove the rubble as well.

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Underground camping...living like the locals; underground to escape the heat.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:35 am

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Below ground. Camping is in the alcoves...no tent required. The ground is pretty hard anyway and you would bend most pegs trying to get them in. The light is from shafts in the rock for light and ventilation. Rooms are also available.


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I had to change a blown fuse under my seat...I figured I might as well do it in the cool of below ground instead of in the 30 degree heat. The others provided technical expertise.

From here we make our way to Kingoonya for fuel and then Tarcoola and beyond. Weather forecast predicts thunderstorms where we are going so it could get messy.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Bozo » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:38 pm

Digger
Looks like the technical advice involved looking for a faulty chip.

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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:44 pm

Bozo wrote:Digger
Looks like the technical advice involved looking for a faulty chip.

Bozo

Now that you mention it, I just noticed the empty cans beside him and it looks like his eyelids are shut...I thought he was keeping an eye on me but it works out he was asleep.
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Hey Steve

Postby goodguy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Steve, In a couple of weeks if you could, I want about one or three lines going through each of your so far this years adventures. "Reason to recall a few great memories" whilst out there chasing camels.

EnC 8) ...........out
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:51 pm

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Be careful out there...on the way to Kingoonya.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:57 pm

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Tarcoola...they switched off the power and water a couple of years ago and the last inhabitant left a year later. Just a ghost town now on the Trans Cont Railway. The railway divides here to the north (Alice) or West.


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One of the derailment sites along the railway. They remove the bogies but leave the rest.
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Re: Trainspotting

Postby Digger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:01 pm

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Another derailment site...this time a Sleeper carriage.


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The Nullabor Plain alongside the railway line. Just a twin track with lots of limestone rocks...had a pinch flat on the front cause I was running low pressures from sand earlier in the day.
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