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QR Heritage Driver Training – A few videos from Wed 21st April 2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

BB18¼ 1089 sits at Ipswich waiting to depart with the morning commute to the City and Shorncliffe (Photo: Dean Stalker)

On Monday 19th April – Wednesday 21st April, an unusual and unexpected opportunity was provided for commuters travelling between Ipswich and Shorncliffe on a post morning peak hour commute. Instead of the usual every day electric train pulling up, they were treated to the sight of a steam locomotive slowing to a stop ready to take them to their intended destinations.

A group of 3 drivers over three day were mentored by senior heritage drivers on the foot plate of BB18¼ 1089, hauling a water wagon (due to the lack of watering facilities for steam locomotives) and a 5 carriage strong SX Set. The below footage is from the day:

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Directional Running of Trains in QLD

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Main lines

Main Line: UP to Toowoomba, DOWN to Roma Street.

Southern Line: UP to Wallangarra, DOWN to Toowoomba.

South Western Line: UP to Dirranbandi, DOWN to Warwick.

Western Line: UP to Cunnamulla, DOWN to Toowoomba.

Great Western Line: UP to Quilpie, DOWN to Westgate.

North Coast Line: UP to Roma Street, DOWN to Cairns.

Central Western Line: UP to Winton, DOWN to Rocklands

Moura line: UP to Gladstone, DOWN to Moura

Goonyella line: UP to North Goonyella, DOWN to Hay Point

Great Northern Railway:

Branch lines

Ebenezer branch: UP to Ebenezer, DOWN to Yarrowlea

Millmerran branch: UP to Millmerran, DOWN to Wyreema

Jandowae branch:

Glenmorgan branch:

Wandoan branch:

Kingaroy branch:

Monto branch:

Boundary Hill branch:

Biloela branch:

Callide branch:

Goovigen branch:

Theodore branch:

Brisbane Suburban Area:

Gold Coast Line (Beenleigh Line): UP to Robina, DOWN to Roma Street.

Cleveland Branch: UP to Cleveland (and Fisherman Islands), DOWN to Park Road.

Yeerongpilly-Corinda Branch: UP to Corinda, DOWN to Yeerongpilly.

Acacia Ridge Branch: UP to Acacia Ridge, DOWN towards (Salisbury Junction).

Main Line: UP to Rosewood, DOWN to Roma Street.

Box Flat branch: UP to Box Flat/Swanbank, DOWN to Bundamba

North Coast Line: DOWN to Caboolture, UP to Roma Street.

Exhibition Loop: UP to Roma Street, DOWN to Mayne Junction.

Ferny Grove Branch: DOWN to Ferny Grove, UP to Bowen Hills.

Pinkenba Branch: DOWN to Pinkenba, UP to Eagle Junction.

Airport Branch: DOWN to Domestic, UP to Airport Junction.

Shorncliffe Branch: DOWN to Shorncliffe, UP to Northgate.