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Queensland railways : first half-century, 1864-1914

ABT Rack Engine, Mount Morgan Branch. From Queensland railways : first half-century, 1864-1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In February¬†1914, the Queensland Government Printer published a 112-page booklet to mark the 50th anniversary of railways in Queensland. Entitled Queensland railways : first half-century, 1864-1914, the booklet provides a detailed history on the establishment of Queensland’s railways¬†and its administration. At the time of its release Queensland railways : first half-century, 1864-1914 was mentioned in … Read more

Railways in Queensland – History in Pictures

Sydney Mail train on a stone viaduct in the Toowomba Range southern Queensland, ca.1905. John Oxley Library, SLQ. Image APO-020-0001-0005

On July 31, 1865, 150 years ago, Queensland’s first railway line was officially opened. The line ran between Ipswich and Bigge’s Camp (later named Grandchester). Since that time railways have continued to extend throughout the state and provide a vital link to remote communities. State Library of Queensland hold an extensive digitised collection of images … Read more