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Queensland monsoon

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:50 am

Given that BOM said the monsoon trough had gone into the Pacific it is perhaps not surprising parts of the central Queensland coast are being flooded ... https://www.news.com.au/technology/envi ... 75e206f700



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Re: Queensland monsoon

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:45 pm

Today's national radar ... Burdekin region already flooded, good news for Queensland fishos.
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Re: Queensland monsoon

Post by ronje » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:02 am

One overlooked benefit of rain is the increased employment opportunities it brings.

Somebody will have to fix this washout at Charters Towers.

Good thing that the train crew had confidence that the track rails had sufficient strength to hold weight for crossing.


I'd have thought that if the rails dropped that much with the weight of the sleepers, then the engine/s extra weight would collapse the span. Dumb thoughts apparently! Hate to be the driver though.

Reminds me of the Irish mine detector carton where the mine clearer puts his hands over his ears and taps around in front with his foot as he moves forward.

Have a look at image 017.

The rails have dropped further and there's no sign of a driver!

He'd have a bit of explaining to do?


Images can be deceiving.
I'd say that it happened in reverse sequence.

I'd say that the driver nudged up to bridge approaches which looked ok.

Went up towards bridge slowly and approaches suddenly sunk under the extra weight.

Then used second engine to tow the first one back.

Had a good look AFTER the near miss.

Scary while it was happening though.
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Re: Queensland monsoon

Post by Matt Flynn » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:09 pm

Crikey Ron, that's a brave driver.

Attached a pic of today's East Coast "monsoon". Will it go as far as Tassie?
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