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    Check out this video on US Sugar's operation in Florida. Not your typical sugarcane railroad.

    https://youtu.be/tZczGjzksaM

    That's just impressive, you got to admit.

    Would be a sweet concept to model, as well. (Okay, bad pun.)

    But you could sure raise Cain in your train room. (Another bad pun.)
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    Paul S:

    Thank you for finding the video and sharing it with us. As someone who is familiar with 'Sugar' operations in Australia and Fiji it was an certainly 'different', especially in respect of motive power (GP-40's are SO much larger than E.M Baldwin Bo-Bo's or Baguely-Drewery 0-6-0's), wagon sizes and the very high degree of mechanisation.
    Same crop; a totally different approach.

    Again, thanks.
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    US Sugar has also started restoring one of their original steam engines. Even more fun layout potential.
    https://www.ussugar.com/news/u-s-sug...-steam-engine/
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    Didn't MR mag do a Sugar-themed layout-article back in the late '70's? Aside from the fact that there was a cropdusting biplane 'conveniently' placed next to the tracks, I can't recall the details (or the scale, although I don't think it was 'N'). It did however seem to be a variation on an Inglenook.

    As it would make a 'different' 'N' scale project, perhaps someone can find it and post it here?

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    Nice video.

    One of my NMRA club members has a 3- or 4- module T-Track scene featuring sugar cane operations. It's pretty neat looking.

    ETA: I believe it's a 180deg end cap plus a single on one side and a double on the other. I believe.
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