Hill grain line runs by his house and between his paddocks. ''It's a satisfying sight to see the trains that are going south with our grain,'' he says. Nike Air Max Womens Australia ''They're big trains now with a lot of grain on them. And to think that we have contributed to some of that is pretty fulfilling. It makes you Womens Nike Air Max Bw
think you're doing your job and it's worthwhile. ''Kelly enjoys feeding the world. The grain on this train will become part of a 20,000 tonne shipment to be exported to New Zealand in a few days' time. Over the next month Emerald will export a further three shipments to Asia and the Middle East. ''It is a good aspect of farming, to know you're growing so much food,'' he says.
singly gentle clunk as the locos connect. After attending to other jobs, Wyllie then climbs into the cab, which considering the size of the train is a tad on the cosy side, and joins his colleague (plus this correspondent) on board for the journey. AT 9. 47pm we leave Piangil and head towards Swan Hill. It's pretty slow going; the maximum speed on this stretch is only 50km/h. That limit lengthens the trip, but tonight it also lengthens the life of the tall grey kangaroo that hops in front of the train about 10 o'clock, then leaps alongside the track before bounding off into a paddock. The kangaroo disappears in the vicinity of a farming district called Pira, an area farmed by the Kelly family for 119 years. Some of the wheat grown by Pat Kelly and his son is Nike Womens Air Max Thea Ultra
EARLIER in the day, the train had arrived at Emerald Grain's Woorinen South receival site to be loaded. It had been driven from Melbourne overnight. (Most of the work done by freight locos is done overnight, to free up the rails during the day for passenger services. )The wheat to be loaded was grown in vast Mallee paddocks at places such as Pira, Swan Hill and Lake Boga, with about 20 per cent grown across the Murray in NSW. With the morning sky turning pink and blue, the flick of a red lever saw the first grain of the 2200 tonne load shoot out of a chute and into the wagon below. Grain loading requires both skill and eye protection chaff billows out while the grain rushes down. Hunt had inched the train forward and then stopped to help ensure the grain was evenly spread. With 40 wagons to fill, it was a move repeated many times. About 100 metres away at a huge grain bunker there was just as much activity, as a front end loader gathered more grain to be ferried to the silo complex on the rail line. Wearing a wh.
Kelly sends all of his wheat to Emerald Grain at Woorinen South. Sometimes it comes right past his farm again, as the Piangil to Swan Nike Air Max Women Leopard Pink
likely to be on board tonight. The journey for this train might start at Piangil, but in a sense the story really starts on farms such as Kelly's. ''I've been farming here all my [working] life, for nearly 50 years since I left school,'' he tells me before the train leaves on its journey. ''Growing always mainly wheat and barley, but in later years we're growing more chickpeas and canola, to keep the rotations and the soil in good health,'' he says.
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