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Old Ghan railway ruins Oodnadatta Track
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Bazz8
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The history of the Old hhan railway is epic here is some history
An End To Isolation
Work began on the Great Northern Railway in 1878 to link Port Augusta with Darwin and open-up central Australia. The southern section of the line reached Alice Springs in 1929, and the train running this line became known as "The Ghan", named after the Afghan camel drivers who had contributed to the developement of communication and transport links in inland Australia.
After the Old Ghan ceased running, it was replaced by the "Legendary Ghan" in 1980, and now travels to Alice Springs on a standard gauge railway line from Adelaide via Tarcoola, west of the old track, and can be seen from the Old Ghan Heritage Railway complex as it speeds into Alice Springs. The final link to Darwin was completed in 2001.
The cuttings bridges and one bridge over 1000ft long is some of the attraction of the Oodnadatta Track.
this video is of one of the stops every station has identical architecture  very basic.
Enjoy

2023-11-15
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DAFlys
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Nicely documented,  but Im not sure you need the kayak.    
2023-11-16
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Really barren landscape.  The old railway does have quite the history behind it.  
2023-11-16
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Blériot53
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Incredible desolation. Does the old Ghan cross the Nullarbor Plains?
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Bazz8
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DAFlys Posted at 11-16 01:47
Nicely documented,  but Im not sure you need the kayak.

True but the intent was to canoe near Urara which has a lookalike called Mount Conner, on the Google maps it show a huge expanse of water, sadly no trespassing sign which was fair but not a hint of water anywhere.
In Queensland I canoed there was watercourses and lakes everywhere.
When we got to Cape York everyone would take one look at the Canoe and say 'you are not going to use that'! something to do with the salt water crocodiles up to 5 metres in length.
Suffice to say I did not dare to take my canoe out up there.
2023-11-16
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-16 07:31
Incredible desolation. Does the old Ghan cross the Nullarbor Plains?

No right up to Darwin but almost every year it was flooded out with bridges being wash out and destroyed..
2023-11-16
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Now that looks very remote.
2023-12-29
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Codgerzh2
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Interesting video - must have taken a while to get there
2023-12-30
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Codgerzh2 Posted at 12-30 07:46
Interesting video - must have taken a while to get there

3 days of travelled
2023-12-31
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