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Wayne Laepple

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Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:41:14 PM »
A nice video of sugar cane harvest trains in the northern part of Queensland. How about those side rods flailing away?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRIzE6MIM30&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 01:03:39 AM »
Joe, how would you like to be responsible for maintaining THAT track???

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Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 01:23:39 PM »
 Interesting and sunny video thank you for sharing it. The TPT , the AMTP ancestor,  carried sugarbeets but its rail network only streched over 20 miles for the main line and 75 miles for the branch lines and spurs. Hey ! Australia is five times larger than France if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »
At this link is a large collection of photos of a couple of the sugar cane railways in Queensland. They give one an idea of how extensive and intensive the operations are during the sugar cane "crush" season.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48341366@N02/sets/72157648945890866/


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Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 11:30:07 PM »
Terrific photo collection!

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Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 12:17:45 PM »
Now there is some bogie style diesels that would do the job for us, and then some!
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