Curdimurka - SA

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -29.47724 137.084885
DMS: 29º 28' 38.06" S 137º 05' 5.58" E
UTM: 53 J 6737328mN 702151mE
Altitude: -4.01m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

621.1kms North of Adelaide - Driving 752 km (9 hours 4 mins)

Address & Contact

5710
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Information

This abandoned railway siding on the old Ghan Railway Line next to the Oodnadatta Track is 104km west of Marree. For many years this siding had been home to the many fettlers who looked after the railway line between Marree and William Creek. It is the most impressive siding along the old Ghan railway line as it’s the only one that’s still in one piece.

There is a never-ending line of scattered remains of both telegraph and track. Many people spend hours wandering along the remains attempting to find pieces of undamaged insulators. It is permissible to collect the sleepers from the Ghan for use as firewood. Heaps of track remains, mostly sleepers scattered in piles amongst scrub and dust but there has been some attempt at restoration at a few of the sidings. Curdimurka is pleasingly restored but the rest have been left to ruin and vandalism by unthoughtful tourists.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Marree Airport at 12/10:30am CST
Distance from Curdimurka 97.17km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.7°C16.2°C58%9.3°C1012.1hPa0.0mmN7km/hr
4knots
13km/hr
7knots

Closest Climatic Station

Marree Comparison
Distance from Curdimurka 96.49km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.936.833.928.523.119.619.121.425.729.533.336.1
Mean Min. °C21.421.118.013.38.95.94.96.39.813.416.919.5
Mean Rain mm17.221.214.410.713.313.710.09.110.613.212.016.5

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