Steam in Queensland looks at a variety of steam workings during the 1960s, many on now closed branch lines. The comparative perspective of “then & now” is also explored, showing various changes over the intervening decades.
In addition, a special look at the working full size replica of “Mary Ann”, one of the first pioneer locomotives in Queensland; as well as historic archive footage from the 1930s of a B15 class hauling an early tourist train on the Cairns – Kuranda line.
AREAS COVERED INCLUDE:
Wallan-garra to Brisbane main line – including:-
Cottonvale to Amiens branch.
Wyreema to Millmerran branch.
Toowoomba to Harristown section.
Toowoomba to Harlaxton section.
Toowoomba to Railway – Workshops (Willowburn)
Rosewood to Ipswich.
Rosewood to Birru branch.
Ipswich to Yarraman (Brisbane Valley Line).
Bundamba to Redbank Loop Line.
Brisbane (suburban workings):
South Brisbane to Lota.
Cannon Hill to Brisbane Abattoir branch.
Murrarie to Ampol oil refinery branch.
Ipswich to Bowen Hills.
Locomotive classes include:
B15, PB15, (Stephenson’s link & Walschaerts versions), C17, B18 1/4, BB18 1/4, D17, DD17, AC16, A10 & “Mary Ann”.
Cover photo and most archive film: John Ward
Running Time: 1hr 8min (approx)