Welcome to CaneSIG


Selected images, assorted photographers.

Above: A selection of sugar cane railway images from Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Java, Hawaii, and Queensland. These and other images can be found in the Image Collection.

This website, the public face of CaneSIG, is maintained by a single individual as a service to the modelling community. My apologies, but circumstances are such that it has not been possible to maintain the currency of many sections of the website... and there are too many "file not found" links in the Image Collection.

Given time these deficiencies will be corrected, in the meantime please let me know about any problems (e-mail: Lynn @ ZelmerOz.com, no spaces) and I'll try to correct them as soon as possible. Please be very explicit with urls and other details, and include "CaneSIG" in your e-mail subject heading, when reporting problems.

CaneSIG is a free resource for modellers of the world's sugar cane railways. While it is affiliated with the NMRA as a Special Interest Group (SIG), membership is not required to participate or download resources.

Materials have been provided by modellers and enthusiasts for the personal use of other modellers only. Please do not abuse this privilege; contact the copyright holders for any other use. Please contact the Coordinator if you have resources that you would like to share and become a 'member'.

Ron Aubrey's Sugar Valley

CaneSIG FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

CaneSIG is one of the rail heritage and modelling sites hosted by ZelmerOz.com.

HOn30 Diorama for ANGRMS

Resources: direct links to many of the resources found on this site. Free downloadable card models to print.

Introduction to Cane Railway Modelling (25 page pdf file with 2008 convention presentation notes).
Modelling Handbooks ('How to' tips for modelling Queensland's cane railways, pdf files).

Members' Gallery: N, HO, S & O scale and Large/Garden sugar cane railway models, and Lynn Zelmer's HOn30 and On30 Capricorn Sugar Rail Museum (CSRM) modelling.

Jim Petropulos' Cuban 7/8 scale models

Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention website has resources from almost three decades of clinics and articles from Queensland tramway/railway modellers.

Narrow Gauge DownUnder magazine articles relevant to sugar cane railways (some as pdf downloads).

Australian Sugar Mills: current and closed mills.
Outside Australia: Sugar cane industry/railways in Angola, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, India. Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, USA

Image Collection: Includes over 11,000 images, plans, etc., of Australian and overseas railway locomotives, wagons, buildings, scenes/locales, etc.; with an emphasis on images related to sugar cane or Queensland's rail heritage.

Cane Train Safety

Be Aware during the cane crushing season - usually May to November each year (in Queensland).

Look out for flashing lights positioned at level crossings on major roads.

Become familiar with cane train crossings in your area, recognize the signs and be aware of crossings on less major roads that do not have flashing lights.

Don't race a cane train.

Educate your children to stay away from cane rail tracks and cane trains.

[Thanks to Bundaberg Sugar for these tips]

Copyright © A C Lynn Zelmer or the contributor as appropriate. Last updated: 17 March 2024 [lz]; e-mail: Lynn @ ZelmerOz.com