Crossing Capricorn vol. 2
Australia's most central pub
Aliens on the road
Fire No. X
Flying across Kakadu
Paintings on the rocks
General Marsupials Birds More animals Trees Hotels
Even if people - like me - are not too interested in cars and technics: road trains are impressive to see. All their decoration and glossy chrome is certainly a male thing and not always designed entirely for usefulness. But why not? Women also pay a lot of money for useless decoration, it's a common human fault.
The huge machines are not designed to transport a pile of feathers from one village to the next one. Road trains trail a heavy load over long distances and our driver told us they needed a kilometer to brake. That's why TV in the Northern Territories advertises to beware of them. Our driver also told us, better populated states like Queensland don't allow them at all.
Visitors of this website keep adding corrections and more details:
Eddie Gooderham wrote me, our driver's remark was (again) not quite true:
Pat Sparks added:
Remark by Loz Fegan:
I keep learning :)