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  1. 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
  2. In the Dip, W of Chinchilla

    In the Dip, W of Chinchilla

  3. Trestle near Yaralla

    Trestle near Yaralla

  4. Through Blaxland

    Through Blaxland

  5. Onto The Whetstone Bridge

    Onto The Whetstone Bridge

    AC16 MacArthur 221A treads onto the bridge at Whetstone, W Queensland enroute to Dirranbandi.
  6. Across the Blacksoil

    Across the Blacksoil

    Crossing the shallow flood-plain of a branch of the Condamine River..Blacksoil and rich grain country.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Trestle near Gurulmundi

    Trestle near Gurulmundi

    Crossing a typical Queensland Railways all-timber construction trestle over a shallow dry creek bed, about 75 mins out from destination Wandoan (Western Queensland.)
  11. Across the Darling Downs

    Across the Darling Downs

    3 Day steam-hauled excursion from Brisbane to branch-line terminus Wandoan. Early departure from Chinchilla after over-nighting.
  12. Pushing Back

    Pushing Back

    Baldwin AC16 221A propels its excursion train back along the access track from the Ipswich Railway Workshops (Museum) to Ipswich Station.
  13. LE Across the Bremer

    LE Across the Bremer

    Baldwin-built 2-8-2 (1943), Class AC16 # 221A, backs across the Bremer River Bridge to rejoin its excursion train within the Ipswich Railway Workshops.


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