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Sugar cane tramways of Queensland

Across Far North Queensland multiple networks of 2 foot gauge tramways cross the countryside, linking sugar cane farms to sugar mills in nearby towns. Along the way they cross the main North Coast railway via diamond crossings and drawbridges.

Bridge over the Myrtle Creek, east of Proserpine

22 April 2015 12:09 PM
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Points in the mainline near Myrtle Creek, east of Proserpine

22 April 2015 12:09 PM
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Points in the mainline near Myrtle Creek, east of Proserpine

22 April 2015 12:08 PM
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Bridge over Myrtle Creek, east of Proserpine

22 April 2015 12:08 PM
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Concrete level crossing and check rails

22 April 2015 12:08 PM
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'XP' board before a level crossing and a trailing mainline junction

22 April 2015 12:07 PM
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Mix of concrete and timber sleepers

22 April 2015 12:07 PM
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Sharp curves on a cane tramway

22 April 2015 12:07 PM
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Cane tramway level crossing on a dirt road

22 April 2015 12:07 PM
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Cane tramway level crossing on a dirt road

22 April 2015 12:07 PM
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Pair of levers in the ground frame at Foxdale, north of Proserpine

21 April 2015 17:31 PM
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Diamond crossing on the North Coast line at Foxdale, north of Proserpine

21 April 2015 17:30 PM
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Diamond crossing on the North Coast line at Foxdale, north of Proserpine

21 April 2015 17:29 PM
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Ground frame and indicator lights at the Foxdale cane tramway crossing, north of Proserpine

21 April 2015 17:29 PM
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'Cane railway crossings for 30km' sign on the Bruce Highway outside Proserpine

21 April 2015 17:20 PM
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Sidings leading to the Wilmar Proserpine Mill

21 April 2015 10:30 AM
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Cane wagons parked in the off season at Wilmar Proserpine Mill

21 April 2015 10:29 AM
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And another level crossing with the North Coast line, this time at Gordonvale

22 August 2014 18:11 PM
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(4 times this month, 80 times this year)

Cane train heads in the opposite direction to us, south of Gordonvale

22 August 2014 18:07 PM
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(5 times this month, 92 times this year)

Cane bins loaded with sugar cane near Deeral

22 August 2014 17:51 PM
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Cane tramway bridge under repair

22 August 2014 17:51 PM
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Tracks closed due to a missing bridge

22 August 2014 17:51 PM
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Tramway to the former Babinda mill passes beneath the Bruce Highway

22 August 2014 17:38 PM
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(7 times this month, 99 times this year)

Hand point lever for a loop siding outside Babinda

22 August 2014 17:32 PM
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