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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.

What's NEW?

I have added a new 'Books' (and magazines) page to my site. This new page features links to book stores and magazine publications specialising in Australian rail related topics.

Latest photo gallery uploads includes photos I took on 17 Oct 2020 of preserved Shay Loco 906 - Munro No 1 that once ran on the Munro Tramway between Hampton and Bunkers Hill about 32kms north of Toowoomba and an album of signalling related images at various places around Queensland's rail network.

Latest video upload includes footage of the highlights of our recent trip on Queensland Rail's Cairns/Kuranda toursist train on the 3rd November 2020. Enjoy :-).

What's this site about?

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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 in Queensland or 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, a special thanks goes to my good friend Arthur Shale with his extensive knowledge of Queensland Railways and my good friend Dean Stalker with his input and advice on the site's design and site hosting!

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Facebook 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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Facebook Queensland Government
Railways, Days Gone By

Facebook The Junction for
Queensland Railways

Facebook Queensland Railways
Discussion Group

Facebook Queensland Tropical

Facebook Signalling Record
Group Queensland

Facebook Aurizon Australia
Operations Group

Facebook Pacific National Rail
Operations (Queensland)

Facebook Watco Queensland
Operations Group

Facebook Queensland
Rollingstock Group

Facebook Fans of Gold
Coast Light Rail

Facebook Brisbane Tram Network
Appreciation Group

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