Wilmar Sugar uses a fleet of diesel locomotives to transport harvested sugarcane in cane bins from the paddock to our sugar mills. The locomotives can haul up to 200 cane bins in one trip, depending on the size of the loco and bins.
We own an extensive network of cane railway line throughout the Herbert, Burdekin, Proserpine and Plane Creek milling regions.
We also own more than 16,000 cane bins – ranging from 4-10 tonnes in size, and more than 75 locomotives.
During the crushing season locomotives work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.