In my recent travels around the Biggenden area I started to notice some new signs.
The first sign on the left says that there is a train track on the side road.
So, I went to investigate. This next picture is looking down the side road.
When I get to the train track I look at the signs and I notice that they seem to be very new. The manufacture date on one of them is 2012.
Then I look left and right and this is what I see.
Later when I speak with one of the locals I am told that it has been something like six years since a train of any description has been on any of these tracks.
My guess is, that this land is still owned and or controlled by Queensland Rail, and, because of political correctness or health and safety issues, (and the fear of being sued if something goes wrong) they have had to put these signs up to save the public from themselves.
The notice in the little yellow sign says "Report faults or safety incidents on 1800 079 303 Quote crossing #4796"
The only possible fault or safety concern I can see is that the train driver can't see where he is going.
Not a lot happening in Mt Perry, small and sleepy.
About 70km with some of it unsealed and seven cattle grids.
Passed one caravan which was going from Mt Perry to Mingo Recreational Reserve and on the way back passed another one going from Biggenden to Mingo Recreational Reserve.
Approaching Mingo Recreational Reserve from Biggenden
This shot taken from the road
And three from inside the reserve.
Clean, tidy, run by the local shire. Fishing and boating is catered for but a sign warns about algal bloom, as long as you remove all of the gut of the fish there isn't a problem.
Mingo Recreational Reserve seems like a nice place to stay, $26 per night for a powered site and $10 for a camp site.
The road in from Mt Perry crosses several properties (hence the seven cattle grids) and there is some unsealed roads, but just drive to the conditions, and keep an eye open for cattle wandering around.
Stayed in Ban Ban Springs last night. Arrived there 2pm, parked the van and then made the short (26km) trip to Gayndah. There were only three others there when I arrived so I parked well away from all of them, when I got back at quarter to five there weren't many left.
Looking towards Gayndah with the road to Biggenden the right.