Country Railway Stations Queensland (BOOK)



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Country Railway Stations Queensland (BOOK)

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From its inception with the opening of the line from Ipswich to Bigge's Camp (Grandchester) in 1865, the Queensland Railways expanded from humble beginnings to a vast enterprise covering most of Queensland. From Wallangarra in the south to Cooktown in the north, from Tweed Heads in the east to Mount Isa in the west, QR developed a character all its own.

During the last 40 years many changes have taken place; branch lines have closed in large numbers, slow goods/mixed trains and rail motors have largely disappeared, extensive electrification and infrastructure upgrading works have taken place and freight is dominated by the massive mineral haulage task with some of the largest trains in Australia being operated.

The photographs in this book represent Qucensland railways as they were in that earlier more leisurely era.

Captions are kept to a minimum, allowing the large format colour reproductions to tell their own story. Little information was supplied with many of the origina1 35mm slides, but with the help of some of our own records and consultations with various photographers we have been able to provide reasonably detailed and, hopefully, accurate captions.

We hope you enjoy your look back to those days.

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