Site Last Updated22nd September 2020
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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.
I have added a new 'Books' page to my site. This new page features links to rail related books that may be of interest through Amazon, or from on-line rail interest bookshops in Australia.
Latest photo gallery uploads include images of recently scanned photos and slides that my late Dad, Colin George Power, took in the early 1960s while working as a Fettler with Queensland Government Railways. These galleries are lovingly dedicated to him.
Latest video uploads includes footage I took of Brisbane Suburban Units being transferred, for maintenance work, via diesel loco, through Riverlink Shopping Centre to North Ipswich Workshops. Also rail action on the Toowoomba line at Karrabin featuring Plasser Track Maintenance Machine MMA67, a coalie and the Brisbane bound Westlander service, taken on the 17th October 2019. Don't forget too to check out the footage I took and uploaded earlier this year of my visit to the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Light Rail network on the 28th February 2019. Enjoy :-).
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 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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Check out "Calvus TV", a Facebook Page by Arthur Shale featuring high quality videos of rail action in North Queensland. Well worth a look!
While you're there on Facebook, why not check out these Railways of Queensland related Facebook groups!
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