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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.

Cane tramway about to cross the North Coast line at Garradunga

Friday 22 August 2014 17:07 PM
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Road and cane tramway pass beneath the North Coast line at Daradgee

Friday 22 August 2014 17:04 PM
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(11 times this month, 27 times this year)

Cane tramway crossing the North Coast line at Innisfail

Friday 22 August 2014 17:02 PM
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(6 times this month, 28 times this year)

Loop siding on a cane tramway south of Innisfail

Friday 22 August 2014 16:48 PM
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Paralleling a cane train south of Innisfail

The orange triangle at the rear must be an end of train marker

Friday 22 August 2014 16:40 PM
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'Radio Check Point / Contact traffic control for clearance' sign before a level crossing with the QR tracks

Friday 22 August 2014 16:40 PM
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Tramway crosses both road and the QR tracks, north of Tully

Friday 22 August 2014 16:05 PM
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Tracks leading to the Macknade Mill

Friday 22 August 2014 14:18 PM
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(9 times this month, 37 times this year)

Looking across to the Macknade Sugar Mill

Friday 22 August 2014 14:18 PM
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(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 45 times this year)

These tracks lead to the Macknade Sugar Mill

Friday 22 August 2014 14:17 PM
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(4 times this month, 15 times this year)

Standard infrastructure at a level crossing with the QR mainline: catchpoint, point rodding, and a disc signal

Friday 22 August 2014 14:15 PM
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(11 times this month, 41 times this year)

Yet another cane tramway level crossing, this time north of Ingham

Friday 22 August 2014 14:10 PM
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Cane tramway heads through the middle of Ingham

Friday 22 August 2014 13:54 PM
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(7 times this month, 28 times this year)

Cane train shunting loaded wagons at Helens Hill

Friday 22 August 2014 13:42 PM
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(14 times this month, 43 times this year)

Finally - I've spotted an actual cane train!

Friday 22 August 2014 13:42 PM
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(10 times this month, 38 times this year)

Cane tramway parallels the QR mainline

Friday 22 August 2014 13:41 PM
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(10 times this month, 28 times this year)

Cane tramway curves towards the QR mainline at Helens Hill

Friday 22 August 2014 13:40 PM
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(7 times this month, 23 times this year)

Cane cutter meets the train at Yuruga

Friday 22 August 2014 13:34 PM
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(7 times this month, 24 times this year)

Loaded cane bins parked in a siding at Yuruga

Friday 22 August 2014 13:33 PM
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(11 times this month, 41 times this year)

Cane tramway crossing the North Coast line outside Ayr

Friday 22 August 2014 10:18 AM
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(3 times this week, 14 times this month, 43 times this year)

Long sidings and empty cane bins outside the Inkerman Sugar Mill at Home Hill

Friday 22 August 2014 09:49 AM
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(9 times this month, 33 times this year)

Empty cane bins parked near the Inkerman Sugar Mill at Home Hill

Friday 22 August 2014 09:49 AM
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(3 times this week, 20 times this month, 44 times this year)

Another the second tramway branch peels away from the QR main line outside Proserpine

Friday 22 August 2014 07:50 AM
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(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 28 times this year)

Loop siding in a canefield outside Proserpine

Friday 22 August 2014 07:48 AM
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(9 times this month, 22 times this year)
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