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Wayne Laepple

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Re: 2-foot gauge Australian sugar locomotive's epic journey
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 12:52:42 AM »
Great video!  I knew that there was a lot of sugar trackage, but I had no idea that they could go so far.

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Re: 2-foot gauge Australian sugar locomotive's epic journey
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 02:47:43 AM »
That is so cool! Thanks Wayne!

Makes Quebec seem like not such an unreasonable goal!

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Re: 2-foot gauge Australian sugar locomotive's epic journey
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 12:41:10 PM »
Maybe we should look into one of those Aussie diesels.  Independent trucks with what appeared to be bidirectional controls.  Couldn't hurt to ask...…..
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Re: 2-foot gauge Australian sugar locomotive's epic journey
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 05:52:52 PM »
Wayne, did those systems ever have extensive passenger service or anything approaching common carrier freight service?

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Re: 2-foot gauge Australian sugar locomotive's epic journey
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 08:43:15 PM »
I don't know the answer, John. These lines were and are industrial railways, and except during the sugar harvest season, I don't believe there is regular operation on them.  They may have transported field workers in the past, but I doubt they still do. And I would imagine the only freight handled would be company material.

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Re: 2-foot gauge Australian sugar locomotive's epic journey
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 10:08:45 PM »
Thanks Wayne. In my furtile mind (on account of it being full of fertilzer) I was conjuring up visions of those proposed dining and sleeping cars which were supposed to offer first class accomodations to exotic Quebec.  2000km of line cries out for such service!