Love a Good Truck

In my travels through rural and remote Australia I see quite a few big trucks. A scan of my photos shows I take few pictures of them. Welcome to the start of an occasional series.

These ore dump trucks were being transported westward on the Kalgoorlie Laverton Road. First comes the transport escort with a big sign and amber flashing lights. With the trucks still out of sight you call on the UHF radio and ask the size.

SEVEN metres wide.

You start slowing down and the next escort vehicle is the police escort four wheel drive. Despite them hearing your conversation on the radio and you slowing down and slowly moving off the road they drive directly at you headlights and red and blues flashing.

And then the trucks arrive. (click on the images for a much larger view)

Have a Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

mining truck 1

mining truck 2

mining truck 3

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Robbo is a pharmacist working with a very remote Aboriginal Health Service in the deserts of Western Australia. + Andrew Robbo Roberts

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    1. G’day Brigid

      On the main roads it isn’t really worth it. If you are following them they stop and pull over quite regularly when the rear escort vehicle reports a queue. Out bush you can drive along the gutters at the side of the road or sometimes there may be the old road graded into the desert that will allow a bypass (if you know local roads). Most often on the dirt it is the 3 or 4 trailer road trains. I usually call them on the radio and say I will pass them upwind out of the dust.

      Robbo

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