Site Last Updated24th March 2023
Thanks for visiting my site. I hope you find it informative, interesting and worth your trip here. :-) Please don't forget to click "refresh" on each page of the site for the most updated version of the page.
I have updated the 'About' page with a summary of the state of play of the rail industry within Queensland.Click here for a summary in PDF format of major rail spending as announced by the Queensland State Government in their last budget announced 21st June 2022. Information source, page 18 Railway Digest, August 2022 editon.
Latest photo gallery upload includes photos of the beautifully refurbished ex Queensland Rail Carriage CLV 1077 now repurposed as accomodation at Mt. Nebo Carriage and Chalet resort. Also, a new gallery of images of Walkers/Caterpillar DH Class locos I have taken over the years.
Latest video upload includes short footage of Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway's Loco 5802 hauling a set of heritage timber carriages into their Box Flat yard on the running day of 26th June 2022. Also, from the 11th May 2022 footage of rail action in and around Ipswich stabling yard on a very rainy afternoon.
What's this site about?
First of all and probably most obviously, this site is NOT the official site of Aurizon, Queensland Rail, Pacific National, Watco or any other rail corporation whether in Queensland or in Australia, nor is it affiliated with any particular rail preservation, tourist or historical group. What this site is however, is a central point from where I can share photos, videos, links to rail related organisations and a little information of the current state of railways in Queensland, courtesy of rail tragic and author Arthur Shale. Trusting you find something here of interest.
Copyright Note: As always, copyright of each image or video remains with the owner. Provided relevant acknowledgement of ownership is given, permission is given for any image or video to be downloaded, shared or embeded for personal use and use on any personal or non-profit organisation's web site or social media page.
Feel free to comment, or make a CONSTRUCTIVE criticism of this site. I assure you I am far from being a railway expert! If you believe I have made an error with any information anywhere on this site, please let me know. Just click on 'e-mail me!' on the menu bar and drop me a line.
For their valuable assistance in the creation and continued maintenance of this site, special thanks go to my good mates Arthur Shale with his extensive knowledge of Queensland Railways and Dean Stalker with his input and advice on the site's design and site hosting.
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Check out "Calvus TV", a Facebook Page by Arthur Shale featuring high quality videos of rail action in North Queensland. Well worth a look!
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