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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on November 12, 2013, 11:24:38 PM

Title: Two footers in Queensland, Australia
Post by: Wayne Laepple on November 12, 2013, 11:24:38 PM
Here is a photo of a two-foot gauge sugar mill railway in Queensland, Australian, taken during the recent harvest. Some of these sugar haulers feature double track with signaling, remote control mid-train units and remote control braking units. The cars are little more than baskets on wheels to hold sugar cane, and are unloaded by rotary dumpers at the mill.
Title: Re: Two footers in Queensland, Australia
Post by: john d Stone on November 13, 2013, 09:23:43 AM
That is quite cool! I'm pretty sure sugar cane wouldn't grow in Maine. Maybe maple syrup trains?
Title: Re: Two footers in Queensland, Australia
Post by: James Patten on November 13, 2013, 11:03:27 AM
Queensland's on my bucket list (as part of the "Australia" bucket).  However given the expense to get there it's a great long ways down the list.