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Australia : Queensland

4.7 km (2.9 miles) W of Moranbah, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 242 m (793 ft)
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Antipode: 22°N 32°W

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#1: Drive through convenience, why isn't there more of that?

(visited by Owen Foley)

12-Mar-2001 -- I was working in the town of Moranbah, conveniently located just 4 km from a confluence point. Moranbah is one of the towns built to service the Bowen Basin coal mines that exported 200 million tons of coal last year. Finishing work, I found my way past the pistol club, along some trail bike tracks, across the railway line, down a power line access track to somewhere close to the confluence and startled a couple of kangaroos in the shade of a tree nearby. I walked around to locate the exact spot. It turned out to be under the front wheel of the car. My first drive-in confluence with lots of gum trees and a few Brahman cattle grazing.

The return trip took a little longer when I had to wait for a coal train to go past and go past ..... and go past. It was pulled by four giant locomotives and carried a load of 7000 tonnes of coal.


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