Saturday, 5 January 2019

Near Blackwater Bluff, Queensland

It was near a place called Blackwater after Dingo we came across these Coal Trains after leaving Mackenzie Park.

Blackwater is both a town and a locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia, 190 km west of Rockhampton.  It is a town in a significant coal mining area in Central Queensland.  The name of the township was inspired by the dark colour of local waterholes.
A German explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt found the Ore on one of his explorations in about 1845.
Wikipedia




24 comments:

  1. It boggles the mind that we are still using coal as a fuel.

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    1. I am more boggled that here in Australia there is a strong push for MORE coal mines.

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    2. EC is correct.
      As far as I know the coal is exported.

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  2. I'm no fan of any mines dark dirty places I would rather avoid.
    merle................

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  3. The loading and unloading of coal trains is quite efficient now, but the containment of dust is not.

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  4. Touchy subject with many, but the pictures are neat!

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  5. Bugger Coal!
    However the trains are interesting and bloody long!
    Colin

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    1. They are interesting and very long, we don't see trains here in Tasmania only on a rare occasion.

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  6. Would you look at that! Trains! Trains carrying cargo. Freight. Just like they used to all over Australia so our roads weren't clogged and damaged by too many too heavy trucks.....

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    1. We actually saw several trains carrying cargo besides coal.

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  7. We were fascinated by how long the trains were when we were up there.

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  8. They look long trains …
    Nice to see your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan. Very long trains most of them, you just don't know when they are going to finish.

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  9. Hello Margaret,
    Nice post with wonderful pictures.
    In the Netherlands I drive cargo trains with different loads behind me.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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