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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:32 AM   #221
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A few pictures from Russia.

M8 Arkhangelsk 294 km, Moskva 940 km.


M18 (E105) Saint Petersburg - Murmansk.


The other direction (S.-Peterburg 1382 km).


M56 Lena Highway - Yakutsk 112 km, B. Never 1052 km.


M56 Kolyma Highway - Topolinoe 189 km, Batagay 900 km, Ust-Kuyga 1295 km, Magadan 1504 km, Deputatskiy 1519 km.


The other direction (Yakutsk 1959 km).


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Old November 28th, 2009, 10:46 AM   #222
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The last picture could easily have been in Alaska, regarding road layout (a few open meters next to the road) and scenery.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #223
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Not too long, just wanted to post a sign of my city's name!

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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #224
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You havent seen anything till you come to Australia.
Distances over 1000km are common and they are not one off's either.
For example there are distance signs with Darwin on them on the Warrego Highway west of Brisbane which say:
Darwin 3437
Darwin 3423
Darwin 3418
Darwin 3414

There are some signs in Southern Sydney showing a distance of more than 1000km for Melbourne. On the Stuart Highway numbers regulary reach in excess of 1400-1500km. On the Barrier Highway in NSW Perth is shown as 2800km.
From an Australians point of view I find it hard to see how 600-800km is a large number for a distance sign. Driving 600km is not very far at all.
You can drive on the Great Northern Highway from Perth for more than 3200km and still be on the same Highway and in fact you havent even left the state.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #225
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Ekaterinburg 190 km, Moscow 2340 km, St Peterburg 3040 km
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Old November 29th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #226
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Ekaterinburg 190 km, Moscow 2340 km, St Peterburg 3040 km
Thats more like something we see in Australia, some big numbers.
Thats an unusual gantry arrangment, something we dont see in Australia.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #227
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Distances over 1000km are common and they are not one off's either. For example there are distance signs with Darwin on them on the Warrego Highway west of Brisbane which say: Darwin 3437 / Darwin 3423 / Darwin 3418 / Darwin 3414
And that's about where it stops and you won't see any reference to Darwin until you make it to Three Ways. And that's the issue elsewhere in Australia too. One or two signs showing a town very far away and then nothing for the next few hundred kilometers. After the very first sign showing Perth somewhere in NSW, you'd have to wait until deep into WA for the next one. Also, on the long road between Perth and Darwin, you can pretty much forget about any reference to either of these capital cities.

The longest connection that is signposted continuously, if I'm not mistaken, is Darwin - Alice Springs. Still some 1450 kilometers.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #228
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Old November 30th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #229
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Don't see many large distances in new Zealand, though some major cities show distances of up to 200km.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 07:53 AM   #230
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Indeed, this is about the highest value I have spotted there


An unofficial sign in Te Anau


the fuel-distances are interesting as well


And of course signs like this one can be found anywhere in the world (This is in NZ)
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Old December 1st, 2009, 07:54 AM   #231
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And that's about where it stops and you won't see any reference to Darwin until you make it to Three Ways. And that's the issue elsewhere in Australia too. One or two signs showing a town very far away and then nothing for the next few hundred kilometers. After the very first sign showing Perth somewhere in NSW, you'd have to wait until deep into WA for the next one. Also, on the long road between Perth and Darwin, you can pretty much forget about any reference to either of these capital cities.

The longest connection that is signposted continuously, if I'm not mistaken, is Darwin - Alice Springs. Still some 1450 kilometers.
Whilst this is largely true, there are other long distancers in Australia which are continuously signposted. From Cockburn to Sydney, Sydney is signposted regulary from 1,205km.
From Brisbane, Cairns is signposted continuously from the Gteway in Brisbane from 1,1717km.
From Sydney Melbourne (via Princes Highway) is continuously signposted from 1,035km.
From Dubbo, Adelaide is continuously signposted from 1,223km.
I believe there was a new sign erected recently near Pt Augusta South Australia, which has both Darwin and Perth mentioned on it.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 12:30 AM   #232
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The pictures on Oz Towns and Cities suggest that Cairns gets a mention every now and then between Brisbane and Townsville, but nothing more than that. Most definitely not "signposted continuously". When driving from Cairns to Brisbane, you would see even fewer references to Brisbane (which is odd, since Brisbane is the larger city of the two). In any event, there is more continuity of Brisbane and Cairns on the Bruce Highway than after Port Augusta. Because after Port Augusta, it will be hundreds of kilometers before you see the next sign to Darwin / Perth. The sign at Port Augusta is not new, by the way. I have seen pictures of more than ten years ago referring to Western Australia / Perth and Northern Territory / Darwin.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 12:16 PM   #233
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 05:54 PM   #234
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It's kind of ironic that the smallest continent has some of the biggest distances in the world.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:06 PM   #235
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It's not that weird. Outside the largest cities in Australia, there aren't much other points of population, especially further west and north.

I wonder though, if Perth is a continuously signed destination here or if it just pop up every once in a while along the Barrier Highway.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:12 PM   #236
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^ I just knew someone would start explaining to me why Australia has so big distances. I'm not that ignorant, I know most of Australia is desert, but it's still ironic.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #237
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Old December 4th, 2009, 09:39 AM   #238
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I wonder though, if Perth is a continuously signed destination here or if it just pop up every once in a while along the Barrier Highway.
As far as I know, it's a one-off on the Barrier Highway, then a few signs in Port Augusta and then you have to wait until deep in Western Australia.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #239
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Really? Even Madrid?
No, not even Madrid. It's Espanha untill the border. Same the other way around.
P.S I just realized that I posted the post that led to your comment in 2008.

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Old December 4th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #240
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Transcontinental Highways in the US begin by posting distance to other end. This is the eastern terminus of I-40 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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