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Queensland railways

Access visual resources, collections and stories featuring the historical background of railways and their development in Queensland.  


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

A jumble of carriages derailed and rescuers and passengers clamoring to help others in need

Audio and videos

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

Queensland Railways  

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

Torres Strait Railway (Family) Histories 1999-2000

A collection of digital recordings documenting the experiences of Torres Strait Islander Railway Workers starting in the 1950s.