Impossibly long trains carry coal to the Queensland coast (for the power plant in Gladstone & for export overseas).
I stopped to count: 125 carriages.
Full to the sea, empty to the mines. And repeat.
The operation runs constantly. In a few hours of riding alongside the tracks this morning I counted at least six coal trains, plus a rogue passenger train. I’m about to go to sleep to the sound of coal moving (always moving) over the rails.
I am in awe of the scale of this operation.
Capitalism in action: the fuel.
I wonder if I should try to visit a mine.