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  1. Steve's down-under train shots

    Steve's down-under train shots

    The oldest working puffer billy down-under. QR preserved A10 0-4-2 number 6 at Kuranda (inland from Cairns QLD) for the Kuranda railway centenary.
  2. Near Jondaryan, Darling Downs

    Near Jondaryan, Darling Downs

    Steaming between Dalby and Toowoomba, on the Darling Downs, In SE Queensland, Australia. The consist is some indication of the drought conditions continuing in this part of the world..Take your own water with you! Taken 10.56AM Sat 15 Oct, 2005
  3. Rejoining the Main-line, Wyreema

    Rejoining the Main-line, Wyreema

    Returning to Toowoomba from a branch-line excursion to the Darling Downs townships of Pittsworth and Brookstead, 1738 and its train of preserved wooden-bodied passenger carriages rejoins the main-line at the junction point Wyreema.
  4. In the Dip, W of Chinchilla

    In the Dip, W of Chinchilla

  5. Trestle near Yaralla

    Trestle near Yaralla

  6. Through Blaxland

    Through Blaxland

  7. Onto The Whetstone Bridge

    Onto The Whetstone Bridge

    AC16 MacArthur 221A treads onto the bridge at Whetstone, W Queensland enroute to Dirranbandi.
  8. Stabled At Kunkala

    Stabled At Kunkala

    Built by Walkers (Maryborough, Queensland), GE U67T 1179 sits in the platform run-around road at Kunkala, on the preserved branch-line operation remnants of the Rosewood Railway.
  9. Into Beaudesert

    Into Beaudesert

    Beaudesert Rail's C17 967 steams past the local timber mill towards base station Beaudesert in happier times..Currently stored serviceable, with BR operations suspended.
  10. Versatile Van

    Versatile Van

    Unusual configuration, with a centrally located Guard's compartment (housing the Westinghouse Brake/safeworking gear). Basking in the late afternoon sun on the preserved Rosewood Railway, seeing out it's (semi)-retirement trailing passenger trips up the picturesque range between Cabanda and Kunkala.
  11. Simmering, at Beaudesert

    Simmering, at Beaudesert

    Simmering gently, while taking on water between runs on the preserved branch-line operation of Beaudesert Rail.
  12. Handing Down the Staff

    Handing Down the Staff

    Fireman on board Vintage Diesel-Electric Locomotive 1179 (Walkers-built GE U67T/1956/60 ton/640HP/Cooper-Bessemer Engined FWL-6T, the first Diesel Branch-line locomotives in Queensland) hands down the staff on admission to the yard at Kunkala, on the preserved branch-line remnant running from...
  13. Crossing Dickabram Bridge

    Crossing Dickabram Bridge

    Just about to ease off the combined road-rail Dickabram Bridge, and continue westwards along the picturesque branch to Kingaroy.
  14. Easing onto the Dickabram Bridge

    Easing onto the Dickabram Bridge

    Gingerly easing onto the 5MPH speed-limited, combined road-rail Dickabram Bridge, across the Mary River.
  15. Last Light at Grantham

    Last Light at Grantham

    Lit by the last rays of the setting sun, 1089 (the last steam locomotive built and placed in service in Australia) runs through the platform at Grantham, returning from a return day trip to Toowoomba.
  16. Across the Blacksoil

    Across the Blacksoil

    Crossing the shallow flood-plain of a branch of the Condamine River..Blacksoil and rich grain country.
  17. Show at Warra

    Show at Warra

    Still Winter air rapidly warming now, a last opportunity for a Steam Show as "The Yank" crosses Warra trestle.
  18. Going Away

    Going Away

    Near matched set of clerestory-roofed carriages, interiors with Queensland timbers (Cedar and Silky Oak) and comfortable leather covered seats..Even a Dining Car..A pretty civilised way to spend 3 days touring.
  19. Crossing Jingi Jingi Creek

    Crossing Jingi Jingi Creek

    Running through the early winter morning light, and shadows from the trees surrounding another dry creek crossing between Brigalow and Warra.
  20. Silos at Brigalow

    Silos at Brigalow

    25 mins into the return leg to Brisbane from an overnight at Chinchilla..The air still cool and moist, having cleared a fog bank surrounding a branch of the Condamine River only a minute earlier.



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