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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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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