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November 2017
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An unusual sight at Eudlo on Sunday 24 September, as Clyde/EMD unit 2158 headed south hauling Cairns-Kuranda locomotive 1774 (going to Mayne to use the wheel lathe) and sibling unit 1725 (returning from infrastructure work at Bundaberg), plus an LBL sitting car and MBSC Sleeper/staff coach (both returning from use on the Inlander at Townsville) bookended by a DDMP car wagon and an MPC power car (used as cover/buffer wagons for the passenger cars). Ray Miller

Features

Newcastle Interchange opens
Nearly three years after the last passenger train left the old Newcastle station in controversial circumstances, just before midnight on Christmas Day 2014, the new 'Newcastle Interchange' station at Wickham opened for business, with the first passenger service departing around 2.00 am on Sunday 15 October. We take a look at the new 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Revitalising Newcastle program.

The Townsville to Mt Isa Railway
Stretching 966 kilometres from Stuart, 10 kilometres south of Townsville on Queensland Rail's North Coast Line, to the inland mining city of Mount Isa, Queensland Rail's Townsville to Mount Isa Line has played a significant part in the development of North Queensland. John Hoyle reports on an interesting and historic railway that has seen its fortunes wax and wane, but now looks towards a promising future.


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