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    Thread: QR vs Cane Haulout
Post: QR vs Cane Haulout

On Sunday, another haulout tractor was snotted by QR on a farm crossing a couple of k's south of Proserpine. No major injuries and the tractor broke into a few large chunks. Was planning to go and hav...
rowie Queensland 1 1,577 07-Aug-2012, 07:07 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

Spotted the down mail at Bloomsbury today at 1500 (8 hours late). Anyone know what happened?
rowie Queensland 7,231 2,637,288 06-Jun-2012, 05:22 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

(29-Apr-2012, 06:33 AM)Sulla Wrote: That would have been the price of entry to see a train getting banked on the NCL. Been there, done that :p :smiley [attachment=963] PN002 pushing a failed QR t...
rowie Queensland 7,231 2,637,288 29-Apr-2012, 06:05 PM
    Thread: Hot Box detectors for GNR?
Post: RE: Hot Box detectors for GNR?

(23-Nov-2011, 01:15 PM)Sulla Wrote: Meanwhile, another website is reporting UGL is building three 3700hp narrow gauge PH37ACMai (Power Haul series) demonstrators for Queensland operators. Hope they...
rowie Queensland 11 6,187 23-Nov-2011, 06:29 PM
    Thread: 2011 Burdekin Sugar season about to start
Post: RE: 2011 Burdekin Sugar season about to start

The story I've heard about the early start for some mills is to help the farmers that pre-sold their crops get some money in the bank before the end of the financial year. Mackay Sugar imported 40 000...
rowie Queensland 3 2,693 13-May-2011, 05:35 PM
    Thread: Dallarnil (Isis) Branch Line
Post: RE: Dallarnil (Isis) Branch Line

Bluey, It is fairly easy to follow the old alignment using Google Earth or Google Maps. http://goo.gl/maps/ELHw is Isis Junction on the NCL, and Isis Mill uses it from Horton to Cordalba. http://go...
rowie Railway Archaeology 13 10,536 27-Mar-2011, 09:58 PM
    Thread: Rain to Bring the Cane Season to an Early End?
Post: RE: Rain to Bring the Cane Season to an Early End?

There are 6 contractors from Proserpine working in the Burdekin at the moment with their fulltrack's and tippers. From what I have heard, there is about 2 million tonnes left to be harvested, but the ...
rowie Queensland 5 2,613 30-Nov-2010, 09:44 PM
    Thread: QLD Where is it?
Post: RE: QLD Where is it?

Carmila. Open floor :cheek
rowie Queensland 10,126 3,643,974 29-Jul-2010, 06:33 PM
    Thread: Sarina Accident
Post: Re: Sarina Accident

Thanks for the info Ken. What do these statements: B54.4061, Inquiry 9422 refer to? Would the Workshops Museum have any more info, or would it be worthwhile checking through the ARHS library? Cheer...
rowie Queensland 16 7,316 03-Jun-2010, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Sarina Accident
Post: Sarina Accident

Would anyone know the details of this rear ender that happened in Sarina in 1956/57? There were no fatalities and luckily the guard jumped clear before his van was turned into firewood. [Image: http:...
rowie Queensland 16 7,316 02-Jun-2010, 05:55 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: Re: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

Must be a big crop this year. Ours is about the same as last year and the start is 2 weeks later than normal. (1st July)
rowie Queensland 7,231 2,637,288 28-May-2010, 09:56 AM
    Thread: Cattle train regulations
Post: Re: Cattle train regulations

Thanks for the info Hambo. I was under the impression that they were spelled after 18 hours or so. I occaisionally see empty and loaded cattle trains travelling past here. I guess they are loaded on...
rowie Queensland 3 2,648 16-May-2010, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Cattle train regulations
Post: Cattle train regulations

All, Does anyone know the regulations regarding how far/long can cattle be moved before they are spelled? If a 40 wagon train was loaded at Cloncurry and the destination is Brisbane, I presume they w...
rowie Queensland 3 2,648 10-May-2010, 06:36 PM
    Thread: Spadge's HUGE Railway Sale!
Post: Re: Spadge's HUGE Railway Sale!

Spadge, The QR Roadrailer is prototypical, but not 100% accurate. There is a photo of a set in one of the Railways of QLD books. Rowie.
rowie General 14 7,813 27-Apr-2010, 12:33 PM
    Thread: Question: Natural Gas Fired Steam Loco?
Post: Re: Question: Natural Gas Fired Steam Loco?

(14-Apr-2010, 09:45 PM)c3 link Wrote:Dreamworld locos are actually diesel fired (ie diesel fuel through the atomiser rather than heavier oil) Well there you go. Thought I read about them being gas f...
rowie Locomotives and Rolling Stock 10 5,238 14-Apr-2010, 09:53 PM
    Thread: Question: Natural Gas Fired Steam Loco?
Post: Re: Question: Natural Gas Fired Steam Loco?

The locos at Dreamworld are gas fired. Dunno how it would work in a larger loco.
rowie Locomotives and Rolling Stock 10 5,238 14-Apr-2010, 08:55 PM
    Thread: PNQ Coal oopsie
Post: PNQ Coal oopsie

These wagons were tired, so they had a lie down :) http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/sto...ear-rocky/
rowie Queensland 6 3,438 02-Feb-2010, 07:26 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: Re: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

Wonder how long they will last? Looks like the ends are bending down already!
rowie Queensland 7,231 2,637,288 22-Nov-2009, 05:42 PM
    Thread: Freightliner 70 class
Post: Re: Freightliner 70 class

(12-Oct-2009, 10:16 PM)Graham4405 link Wrote:Have you ever seen a loco as ugly as this? :evil Yep. Everytime I look at photos of Pom trains I see lots of ugly :devil
rowie International Railways 6 3,592 12-Oct-2009, 10:41 PM
    Thread: CQ News: Electric locos could solve cattletrain delays: MP
Post: Re: CQ News: Electric locos could solve cattletrai...

(23-Aug-2009, 09:11 AM)9T90 link Wrote:It's a bit rich to be whining about a loco shortage and cancelling trains because you can't power them For some reason the Proserpine sugar trains are now doub...
rowie Queensland 13 6,423 23-Aug-2009, 10:34 AM