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Turning a dream into a reality - The Story Of The Great South Pacific Express

Turning a dream into a reality - The Story Of The Great South Pacific Express

In the early 1990s, the biggest structural upheaval in Queensland's railway history was to spawn a project so breathtaking in ambition and imaginative scope that those who witnessed its birth, growth and completion would look back on it in wonder as a near miracle of design engineering and construction. This is the story of a special train — the Great South Pacific Express and of the people who built it. It is dedicated to those who created and shared the vision ol building one of the worlds most luxurious passenger trains, to the designers and engineers who turned that vision into a workable reality and, above all, to the workers of Queensland Rail's Townsville Workshops who took on the most formidable challenge of their working lives and emerged, triumphant, with a masterpiece that will remain a testimony to their dedication... the best train in the world!

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Exploring the Railways of Far North Queensland (BOOK)

Exploring the Railways of Far North Queensland (BOOK)

This book succeeds in being both a precis of the history of the railways of Far North Queensland and a guide to those that existed in the past and those that remain today. It should be a compulsory purchase for anyone .. Contemplating a trip to the Cairns area .. with an interest in the area OR ..who has visited and wants to know more and retain a souvenir of their visit.As well as the text, the 100 photographs give a visual interpretation of the 130 years of progress.

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Railways of Caboolture, Woodford and Kilcoy (BOOK)

Railways of Caboolture, Woodford and Kilcoy (BOOK)

2009 was the centenary of the opening of the railway branch line from Caboolture to Woodford which connected Woodford to the rail network of the state and, doubtless, brought the state capital much nearer. It would have made living and working in the district less remote from the facilities of both Caboolture and the capital city and brought Brisbane within a few hours of Woodford rather than a days' horse ride. The railway was extended to Kilcoy four years later. For just over 50 years the line served most of the transport needs of the area but by 1964 many rural railways were being closed or neglected and had services withdrawn. The line was closed beyond Wamuran in 1964 and services were suspended from Caboolture in September 1996. Today it is doubtful if locals ever give a thought to the railway that was a vital link in the lives of those living along it in the previous century.

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$17.00






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Chasing The Sunshine (BOOK)

Chasing The Sunshine (BOOK)

David Burke, well-known Australian railway historian, traces the Sunshine Express train and the 35 years of construction on the North Coast Line from Brisbane to Cairns. The publication contains more than 175 historical images showcasing the politicians, contractors, engineers and railway workers who created one of the greatest feats of Australian railway construction.

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$34.95






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Look Out For Train (BOOK)

Look Out For Train (BOOK)

The book is a broad pictorial record of this facet of railway development in the State and has been the result of almost a year's research and preparation by the members of the Editorial and Publications Sub-Committee of the ARHS-QLD, who have undoubtedly derived a certain amount of satisfaction and achievement on its production.

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$12.00






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Look Out For Suburban Train - The Transition Years (BOOK)

Look Out For Suburban Train - The Transition Years (BOOK)

The Brisbane suburban rail system in the 1950s and early 1960s was a far cry from the world class system of today. Electrification, was still a long way off as the decade of the 1960s dawned. Indeed it was not until november 1979 that the first electric services commenced from Roma St to Ferny Grove and Darra. This book captures some of the images of those times as Queensland Rail entered the transition years of the 1960s.



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Built By Bundaberg Foundry

Built By Bundaberg Foundry

The Bundaberg Foundry has existed at its current site for some 124 years, although its origins go back even earlier. Today, as Bundaberg Walkers Engineering, it has enriched its own expertise and traditions with those of Walkers of Maryborough.

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Rail Enthusiasts Guide to the Brisbane Region

Rail Enthusiasts Guide to the Brisbane Region

The Author while travelling interstate and overseas has wished he could purchase a Rail Enthusiasts GUIDE which would have assisted him appreciate the railways of the cities and areas he visited. He believes there is a need for a RAIL ENTHUSIASTS GUIDE to the Brisbane Region and trusts that this publication fills that need with photographs, lineside guides, data on rollingstock, bridges, tunnells and the various activities one can engage in by rail.

88 pages, heavily illustrated, maps & diagrams



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Brisbane Tramways The Last Decade (BOOK)

Brisbane Tramways The Last Decade (BOOK)

Photographs and text record the operations of the Brisbane tramway system during its last decade. This book is presented as a tribute to the city of Brisbane and its trams during that period.


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Salute to the Hudswells (BOOK)

Salute to the Hudswells (BOOK)

Salute to the Hudswells tells the story of the 41 Hudswell Clarke locomotives used on the 2ft gauge sugar cane railways of the Solonial Sugar Refining Company Ltd in Queensland and Fizi between 1911 and 1976, providing a history of the CSR company and its sugar mills in Australia.



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