• Short Summary

    Queensland celebrates centenary of its railway.

  • Description

    Grandchester, Queensland, Australia.

    Title reads 'Queensland Railway Centenary'.

    Various shots showing Queensland railways and trains a hundred years ago and today. Various shots of staging of the first journey by the railway - part of the centenary celebrations of the railway in Queensland, Australia. Steam train moves along track, small crowds are seen along rack and on bridges watching the old train speeding along track - driver says it can do 30 mph. Large crowd of people in period costumes sees the train arrive to Grandchester - name was changed for the occasion into previous one 'Biges Camp'. Passengers, also in period clothes, leave the train and are greeted by the members of the Ipswich little theatre group re-enacting official welcome. More shots of the old train.

    (Comb.F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 09/08/1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3124.26
    Media URN:
    88124
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:04:00 / 01:57:26:00
    Canister:
    UN 4044 B

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