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QFHS Calendar Event

Members' Meeting - Guest Speaker Greg Hallam, Queensland Rail

Members' Meeting - Guest Speaker Greg Hallam, Queensland Rail
Starts: 15 May 2019 at 1:00 PM
Ends: 15 May 2019 at 3:00 PM
Notes: The Sydney Mail (train) and the inter colonial/interstate railway. 2018 marked the 130th anniversary of the opening of the former inter-colonial (later insterstate) railway between Brisbane and Sydney via the historic break of gauge station at Wallan-garra. Until 1930 the most glamorous express train of the old Queensland Railways was the Sydney Mail train and for many a young child the sight of the large steam locomotives and long rake of carriages speeding to and from Wallan-garra and beyond was something special. Greg Hallam, Historian with Queensland Rail, will talk about some of the history of the train, the railway line and some of the stories that accompanied its history. All welcome