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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: James Patten on February 24, 2012, 09:18:55 PM

Title: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: James Patten on February 24, 2012, 09:18:55 PM
As reported on NGDF:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2011/10/04/3331862.htm

Some good footage of Queensland Sugar Cain trains too.
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on February 24, 2012, 09:29:34 PM
Thanks for the link James.  Interesting operation, especially the rotary car dumper.

Stewart   
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Mike Fox on February 24, 2012, 09:53:27 PM
Interesting locomotive too. Track was well used and maintained well too.
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Tom Casper on February 25, 2012, 11:27:41 AM
Mike, I noticed the track also.  Mighty nice for cane field!

Tom C.
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Wayne Laepple on February 25, 2012, 12:07:11 PM
Some of those sugar lines are double track with block signals. They also have serious track machinery. Maybe we could pick up a used tamper......
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Wayne Laepple on February 25, 2012, 05:09:36 PM
Here's a link to several articles with photos of some of the sugarcane lines in Queensland: www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRz.htm
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: John Kokas on February 28, 2012, 01:11:11 PM
Future thought - how about one of those 2 foot Plasser tamper/liners for the RR?
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Wayne Laepple on February 28, 2012, 04:07:20 PM
That thought has been rattling around in my head, too. Any idea how we could get it to this side of the Pacific?
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: Ira Schreiber on February 28, 2012, 09:16:34 PM
The easiest way is to put it in a container, properly secured of course.
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: James Patten on February 28, 2012, 09:55:47 PM
Future thought - how about one of those 2 foot Plasser tamper/liners for the RR?

Give Jason time to come up with something...
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: John McNamara on February 28, 2012, 10:15:17 PM
Future thought - how about one of those 2 foot Plasser tamper/liners for the RR?

Give Jason time to come up with something...
He already did. It's called "Big Joe." It's not nearly loud enough, however. ::)
Title: Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
Post by: James Patten on February 29, 2012, 08:07:20 AM
I meant enhancements to Big Joe.  Or maybe the creation of a "Bigger Joe".