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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on March 28, 2019, 08:41:14 AM

Title: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
Post by: Wayne Laepple on March 28, 2019, 08:41:14 AM
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
Title: Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
Post by: Bob Holmes on March 28, 2019, 09:03:39 PM
Joe, how would you like to be responsible for maintaining THAT track???
Title: Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on March 29, 2019, 09:23:39 AM
 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.
Title: Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
Post by: Wayne Laepple on May 31, 2019, 11:13:27 AM
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/

Title: Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 31, 2019, 07:30:07 PM
Terrific photo collection!
Title: Re: Sugar trains in Queensland, Australia
Post by: John Kokas on June 01, 2019, 08:17:45 AM
Now there is some bogie style diesels that would do the job for us, and then some!