Over 50 years ago now! I posted about the experience in 2008.
I flew to Parkes and then caught the wheat train to Trundle via Bogan Gate. There was a passenger car on the back. It was a very slow train, taking almost all day to get to the end of the line. Just how slow you may see for yourself, though this one has no passenger car on the back…
No train these days, I gather.
Blogger and broadcaster James O’Brien recently posted PARKES TO GRIFFITH.
Along the way we had also stopped at Condobolin (which I’ve blogged about separately) and the wonderfully named, “Bogan Gate” made famous a couple of years in this You-Tube video.
It is hilarious and informative! Scored 95,306 views since December 16, 2015. Mitchell Coombs was around 19 at that time. He has gone on to a career in media and is a powerful advocate for acceptance and diversity. I have selected just two of his many videos that have followed that Bogan Gate tour. I strongly recommend exploring on YouTube (or Facebook) for yourself.
The first is from November 2019.
The next one is from 2017 and includes an extract from a JJJ radio program “The Hookup” on masculinity/femininity” — Mark Latham and friends (if he has any) should listen to this. So should you! Warning: there are F-words!