All Aboard

Get a sense of the story of rail in Queensland and prepare for your visit with this introductory exhibit in the foyer of the Museum.

Things to see and do

  • Discover the collection of railway items on the object wall – everything from rail signs, station scales, market lamps, an ambulance chest, cow catcher, boiler, wig wag signal, sewing machines and much more!
  • Learn about the A10 No.6 locomotive, the oldest working locomotive in Australia, built in 1865.
  • See carriage No.7 (built in 1866) which was manufactured in England and assembled at the Rockhampton Railway Workshops, and brake van No.52, built in 1884 in Maryborough.
  • Learn how to identify steam locomotives using the Queensland Railway classification system.
  • Sit and relax in the air-conditioned theatrette and watch the introductory Romance of Rail film.

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