Transcontinental Railway

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:56
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has anyone travelled the full length of the transcontinental railway from Glendambo to Kalgoorlie ? If so, when and where was fuel available and what were the conditions? We will be towing an off road van. Is it better to do east to west OR west to east?
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:25

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:25
Have a look at thread IDs - 88953 - 44718 & 79617 - this subject has been covered before.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 19:22

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 19:22
Basically you can only travel from the western end to Rawlinna/Haigh and the eastern end from the top end of Goog's track to the east. The bit in the middle is off limits to the general public as it is a maintenance track for the rail.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 19:29

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 19:29
Ozhumvee that information is only correct in the parallel universe of Exploroz.

The road near the railway ( 30m away) is not and never has been owned by ARTC, it was built by Telatra and is a great drive. There are 2 ARTC maintenance tracks right next to the railway ( 4 - 5m) but you would never drive on them for any distance.
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 21:10

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 21:10
NOmadick Navara

You have referred to threads from 2010 and 2007?

Are you helping the PP?
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Follow Up By: davluchill - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 22:03

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 22:03
yes we have checked the previous threads, and what is the PP????
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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:25

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:25
It was a typo. Should have read OP

I was questioning the usefulness of referring old threads instead of answering the question.

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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 19:38

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 19:38
why stop at kalgoorlie?

for something different Ive taken the railway road to walleroo rocks a couple of times
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 21:11

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 21:11
Fuel is available at Forrest

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:57

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:57
I haven't travelled the full length - just both ends and bits in between. To my knowledge, nobody has ever been "caught" and fined and punished and sent to jail for driving on the tracks next to the railway lines. But it is "remote". If you go out there, do not rely on trains or railway communities to help you out. You must be totally self sufficient.

As far as fuel goes, it would be unfortunate if you didn't visit Maralinga while out there - camp a couple of days, do the tour if its on offer from Robin, and you can probably refuel while there - just need to arrange it all beforehand. Or alternatively, when you reach Ooldea - head south to Nundroo and back again - its bitumen most of the way now because of the Iluka mining.

East to west and west to east doesn't matter - its all tracks on the Nullabor (which is flat!).



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