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Old 01-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Catching the Gahn up to Darwin, with the bike?

Hi Everyone,

Me and my mate are starting to plan our adventure for the middle of this year and want to catch the gahn up to Darwin from Adelaide and start our trip from Darwin on the bikes.

However... Is it possible to transport bikes on the gahn, if not what's a good transport company that can take them up and securely store them until we arrive?

Has anyone done anything similar?

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Weekly I work on the Ghan changing out boogies and motors at their rail yard at Keswick.

It has a car carrying wagon so you might be in luck.

give them a tingle.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Weekly I work on the Ghan changing out boogies and motors at their rail yard at Keswick.

It has a car carrying wagon so you might be in luck.

give them a tingle.
Unfortunately those car wagons are only good for cars, and from their website http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/...g_your_car.jsp it doesn't mention Motorbikes :(

I might have to give them a call and see what the chances are of getting a wagon or something, or just rock up and try to bribe someone :P
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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Unfortunately those car wagons are only good for cars, and from their website http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/...g_your_car.jsp it doesn't mention Motorbikes :(

I might have to give them a call and see what the chances are of getting a wagon or something, or just rock up and try to bribe someone :P

There are carriages that just supply electricity to the train, 3 diesel engines and a stack of room around them. I haven't been right thru the train but it is a biggie.
Still worth a call and you might just snag talking to the right person
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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They are not set up to roll a bike on and off or tie them down. The only way would be if you crate your bike so it can be forked on and off.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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They won't take bikes.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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must be crated for forklift .....go's as general freight
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:37 PM   #8
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Damn... Makes sense but sucks :( so looks to be option 2... Bike courier...

Anyone know a good one that can hold it securely until we arrive?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:48 PM   #9
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try some trucking companies in Darwin
they might be able to back load it for ya

eg Darwin to Adelaide full load,,,Adelaide to darwin half a load,,room for bikes
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me too long in Asia ?

chickens, ducks, goats, scooters, bicycles ......... all aboard


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Old 01-27-2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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Ride the bike, 3 days tops.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:31 AM   #12
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Ride the bike, 3 days tops.
Riding the highway is boring, been there done that and it took 3 days to get from Uluru to home so more like 4-5 days, on a already time restricted trip

Plus we want to ride the gahn supposably it's a good trip lol

The hope is by transporting the bikes up there we can enjoy the one way trip home and not have to do a major push to get to the start
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found this on the site

Motor Cycles
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Motorcycles can not be accepted for
carriage on GSR trains as independent
motor vehicles in their own right.

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Motorcycles can only be accepted
if they form the contents of a bona
fide motorcycle trailer equipped with
appropriate wheel channels and
securing devices.

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Trailers containing motorcycles must
be attached to a towing vehicle
at all times and will not be carried
independently.

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Trailers must comply with normal
dimensional requirements for carriage
of vehicles on Motorail.

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Motorcycles loaded on trailers must
be securely attached and incapable of
shifting in transit.

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Fuel must be removed from motorcycle
fuel tanks before transport on Motorail.

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GSR reserves the right to refuse to
carry trailers if in GSR’s view the
motorcycles are not adequately
secured for transit.

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Motorcycles carried on trailers will be
deemed as ‘Contents; and carried

entirely at owners risk.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:42 AM   #14
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try some trucking companies in Darwin
they might be able to back load it for ya

eg Darwin to Adelaide full load,,,Adelaide to darwin half a load,,room for bikes

Sorry mate you are back to front, back loading up this way is from Darwin to Adelaide trucks are all loaded coming up and go back empty.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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Lean into every curve like on rails.

Start your motorcycle tour rested and fresh, bypass unattractive route sections or continue your tour without any risk in case of sudden bad weather.

Your motorcycle will be transported safely and trouble-free on the motorail train. You just park your motorcycle near the vehicle transporter at the station and the loading team will take the necessary steps to secure it. Loading and transport safety is optimally ensured with a new lashing system.
For operational reasons, vehicles are transported in the opposite direction of travel on certain (parts of) routes.
Any windshields of motorbikes are secured additionally.
You are the one who knows your vehicle best. Please assist us in finding the right fastening points.

Make yourself comfortable on the train, while your motorcycle is travelling with you safely and at low cost.

If you are travelling during the night, dream of the next curves you will overcome in a comfortable couchette or sleeper compartment.


Why is it so easy in other places?
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