Monday 20th Aug, 2018

Is this Australia’s weirdest railroad crossing?

Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch

PHOTOS/VIDEO: This drawbridge style cane train crossing over the QR main line near Bundaberg is a site to behold.

“The cape gauge main line is used at speeds of up to 160km/h,” photographer David Gubler said on the popular online forum Reddit, “hence they replaced the diamonds by this strange solution.”

The sugar cane railway crosses the mainline thanks to an interesting drawbridge mechanism.

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Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch
Photo: David Gubler / bahnbilder.ch

 

Take a look at the crossing in action in the video below.

Pictures/Video courtesy of David Gubler, bahnbilder.ch

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