Tracking Queensland

Take an interesting look at Queensland Rail’s great achievements in this display at The Workshops Rail Museum.

On 1 July 2010, a new QR chapter began with the organisation being divided into two companies – Queensland Rail remaining government owned, and the national freight business, QR National, being privatised.

With the passing of the Railway Bill in 1863 and the opening of the first section of railway in 1865, to the sweeping changes of privatisation, Queensland’s railway has been the lifeblood of the state.

To mark the latest changes to rail in Queensland, QR staff selected ten momentous achievements in Queensland’s railway history, which were presented at the final annual QR Excellence Awards held in June 2010.

They provide a sense of the breadth and scale of the achievements and innovation of Queensland Rail over 145 years and its part in Queensland’s history.

The most momentous achievement, as selected by QR staff was the Cairns to Kuranda railway. Come and discover the other nine amazing achievements on your next visit to The Workshops Rail Museum.

Group of VIPs at Robb’s Monument c. 1915. This well known landmark was known as Mayula by local Aboriginal groups. Source Queelsand Rail/Queensland Museum Group of VIPs at Robb’s Monument c. 1915. This
well known landmark was known as Mayula by local
Aboriginal groups.
Source – Queensland Rail, Queensland Museum

A work train crosses Fitzgibbon’s Bridge on the Main Range soon after completion, 1867. Source – Queensland Rail, Queensland Museum A work train crosses Fitzgibbon’s Bridge on the Main Range soon
after completion, 1867.
Source – Queensland Rail, Queensland Museum

7BM7, leaving Kyogle during “Jacaranda season” is undertaking the journey from Brisbane to Melbourne, a regular service for QR National. Image Courtesy of Alan Graham 7BM7, leaving Kyogle during “Jacaranda season” is undertaking the
journey from Brisbane to Melbourne, a regular service for QR National.
Source – Alan Graham

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