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53).  Road Train    Marla Roadhouse (March 2002)

The barren Outback, as I discovered, is a land of ingenious adaptations.  In Alice Springs I visited the "School of the Air," where children in remote areas are taught via two-way radios.  I also visited the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor's Service, which provides aerial medical service to Outback residents -- like an ambulance in the air.  Another adaptation is the road train, massive trucks some of which are over 200 feet long.  You need at least a mile of open highway to pass these behemoths.