Record 1.8km train departs Crystal Brook

Updated June 25 2018 - 10:24am, first published 10:22am

The longest grain train in the history of the Australian Rail Track Corporation network was loaded at Crystal Brook this week, the wheat bound for the drought-stricken north-east.


Renae Laubsch


Born and bred on a farm in the mid-north, I traded boots for books when I moved to Adelaide to study journalism. Spend some time writing for the stock journal in my study days, but found drifting once I completed my degree. This meant travel, a dabble in the teaching game, but mostly hospitality work at a 24 hour bakery. I love writing, I love listening to people's stories and I love, respect and appreciate the rural community, which makes working at the Stock Journal such a great opportunity. Fun facts are that I love to cook, have seen all the Marvel films (way too many times) and impulse bought a compound bow a few years ago.

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