Many small communities throughout the wheat belt of Victoria have small railway sidings and silos that are used for the storage of grain. They await the train to come and grain is then transferred to the wheat trucks on the train and it is then taken to a major centre for transport to other locations.
As with everything nowadays, these small communities are getting smaller and smaller, and the ability to sustain this type of infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult. Many farmers are storing the grain themselves and selling when the price is better – or they are taking to it to larger centres themselves.
Regardless – the Australian countryside in grain growing areas will continue to have these landmarks for many years to come.
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