Queensland Railways - Pictures from the 1950's and 60's.

Kim Thurlow's Album

This picture was taken in 1963 by my younger brother Alan Thurlow while I was out bush with a surveying party. Well it was no party, but I had good company, and learnt a lot of skills.

The setting is again Harristown just outside of Toowoomba, the Queen City of the Darling Downs.

The engine is number 166, of class C17, 4-8-0, so called because it had cylinders of 17" diameter. It is leaving the Harristown yard heading for Toowoomba. Note the tarpaulin on the open bogie wagon (gondola) which was probably carrying grain. Also the wooden ventilated van behind, typical of that era revenue rolling stock.

This engine was built 1922 at Walkers Limited, Maryborough.

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