Re: Technology and historical continuity...
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- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 01:16:13 +1100
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On Sat, 1 Feb 2003 14:35, Giles A. Radford wrote:
> > Narrow gauge track was used extensively in some areas (particularly
> > places like Colorado, with it's extensive small-line railroads running up
> > canyons to mining towns), due to being able to handle much tighter turns
> > in the roadbed, though it provided less stability and generally was
> > unsuited to high-speed trains.
> One of the longest bits of Narrow-guage railway being, of course, the
> Australian sugar cane railway, which stretches up from the northern
> end of New South Wales up to the Daintree Rainforest, and covers the
> whole of Australia's sugar crop. It's used to carry the sugar cane
> from the fields to the sugar refineries, and is only really active for
> about three to four months a year. And for some historical reason,
> it's all three-foot guage.
> Moof - a pom currently travelling around Australia, seeing the sights
Not to mention the state rail system which is 3'6" gauge I believe.