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James Patten

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Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« 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.

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 09:29:34 PM »
Thanks for the link James.  Interesting operation, especially the rotary car dumper.

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 09:53:27 PM »
Interesting locomotive too. Track was well used and maintained well too.
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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 11:27:41 AM »
Mike, I noticed the track also.  Mighty nice for cane field!

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #4 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......

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 01:11:11 PM »
Future thought - how about one of those 2 foot Plasser tamper/liners for the RR?
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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #7 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?

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 09:16:34 PM »
The easiest way is to put it in a container, properly secured of course.

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #9 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...

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #10 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. ::)

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Re: Female Train Crews on Australian Sugar Cain Trains
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 08:07:20 AM »
I meant enhancements to Big Joe.  Or maybe the creation of a "Bigger Joe".