Camp Mountain Train Disaster
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One of the worst train disasters in Queensland's history occurred near Camp Mountain on Monday 5 May 1947.
The train involved in this accident was a picnic train organised by the Customs and Excise department's social club which left Brisbane with nearly 500 women and children at 8.55 am.
The trip turned to disaster at 9.55 am when the leading carriage jumped the rail in a cutting a few miles on the Brisbane side of Closeburn, where the picnic was to have been held. This unfortunate accident claimed fifteen lives and injured thirty and was Queensland's worst rail disaster to that point.