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Tracking Queensland

Permanent exhibition

Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum Rail Workshops


Discover ten momentous achievements in Queensland’s rail history in Tracking Queensland, where you can explore the depth of our innovation and achievements.

On 1 July 2010, a new QR chapter began with the organisation being divided into two companies – Queensland Rail remaining government owned, and the national freight business, QR National, being privatised.

With the passing of the Railway Bill in 1863 and the opening of the first section of railway in 1865, to the sweeping changes of privatisation, Queensland’s railway has been the lifeblood of the state.

To mark the latest changes to rail in Queensland, QR staff selected ten momentous achievements in Queensland’s railway history, which were presented at the final annual QR Excellence Awards held in June 2010.

They provide a sense of the breadth and scale of the achievements and innovation of Queensland Rail over 145 years and its part in Queensland’s history.

The most momentous achievement, as selected by QR staff was the Cairns to Kuranda Railway. Come and discover the other nine amazing achievements on your next visit to Queensland Museum Rail Workshops.

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