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Sugar Cane Railways - Queensland

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by jamesbaby286, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. jamesbaby286

    jamesbaby286 Active Member

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    I would really love to see sugar cane railways eventually in TSW. Sugar cane railways are a uniquely tropical industry and have established routes around the world. Places that have sugar cane railways include Fiji, Haiwaii, Indonesia, Taiwan, Egypt, and Australia.
    Both Train Sim 20XX and TSW have yet to tackle a tropical route beyond the everglades of Miami.
    I think the area around Mackay in Queensland, Australia would be the perfect setting for such a dlc.

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    Mackay has a dense network of narrow gauge track to access the sugar cane plantations and mills in the area. It's dense enough with track that it would be viable to make an area of the Mackay region rather than just a few lines. So not only could the route tout its track length, but also in area in km².

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    Bisecting the region is the narrow gauge North Coast Line which carries freight and passenger services from Brisbane, along the tropical coastline to Cairns. This has the potential to either be a part of the DLC, or be an separate add-on. The section of the North Coast Line that would be most conveniently featured if included in the dlc would be the 33km(20mi) stretch between Mackay and Sarina Stations.

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    You ok Pennine?
     
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    pennine465 Active Member

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    Yes I’m ok this route is good but is N➡️No
     
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    What do you mean by "No" if the route is good?
     
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    Here is a very well made documentary on the region and Australia's cane trains.
     
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    I'd be interested in this, it would make a nice change. As long as we got access to a dense network with lots of destinations and it wasn't just a case of driving from one end to the other and repeat.
     
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