Warning re. Kinggonya & the W-E rail track

Submitted: Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 12:27
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It was 2002 Year Of The Outback. We went to the Outback Cattle Drive at Maree and one of Slim Dusty's last concerts. The we went down to Farina and West via Mulgaria Station and the Stuart Creek Opal Mine accross the top of Lake Torrens to Andamooka, then headed further West via Glendambo to Kingoonya. We were on our way South to Paney Station via Lake Gairdner.
My map had a little fuel symbol at Kingoonya so I thought I'd fill up before going South. When we got there I couldn't see the petrol pump so I called at the only open door in town that had a vehicle parked outside. There were 2 voices in there so I said, "Excuse me, where can I get unleaded petrol around here?". One of the voices said "You're 5 years too late!". Too bad for anyone coming along the railway line W - E from Perth and short on fuel. Don't know about Tarcoola, could be 10 years too late for there!
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Reply By: The Banjo - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:23

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:23
There's nothing to buy out there anywhere, far as I know - everyone goes to Glendambo. Was there in 2001 - no outlets open at Tarcoola - pub had shut too.
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:44

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:44
Nothing now at either Kingoonya or Tarcoola both basically ghost towns. I think there may be one person living at both places. Fuel up is at Glendambo.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:43

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:43
I read the track along the rail line was closed with big fines if caught using it.
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:55

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:55
We were at Kingooya on our way to Lake Gairdner for the sun eclipse (via Coffin Bay, Coober Pedy, Glenambo etc.) - when was that ? Dec 2002 ?
The only thing I could see that was worth buying in the 'shop' was a stubby holder -I bought one! I think there was also a phone box!

Moral of the story - in remote areas, fill up when you can!
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 20:02

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 20:02
All this information is available within this site and updated regularly. Check out Googs Track trek notes.
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