Along the Tracks: Railway Stories of Queensland

This exhibition delves into the rich and varied railway history of Queensland, from the development of the state railway in the 1860s to more modern times. Rail travel has served many purposes in Queensland since its inception, transporting people as well as providing essential support to the sugarcane industry in Northern Queensland. Back before car travel was commonplace, both long- and short distance rail travel was the default over land, and many of Queensland’s rail stations stand as a lasting testament to that forgotten age. Sadly great tragedies have also occurred in the history of rail, as you can read about in the display on the Camp Mountain Derailment at Samford.