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Queensland railways

We invite you to access visual resources and stories that feature the historical aspect of railways and their development in Queensland.  


Experience images of the railway, early construction and travel during different times of Queensland's past history.  

Audio and videos

Stories connected to railways in Queensland and their importance to the state's history, economy and bringing communities together.

Queensland's railways  

Historian Gregory Cope shares the unique story of how railways in Queensland were proposed and developed.

Torres Strait Railway (Family) Histories 1999-2000

The history of the Torres Strait Islander Railway Workers began in the late 1950s.