Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,518 pages of information and 233,949 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Queensland Railways

From Graces Guide

Revision as of 08:23, 1 June 2020 by Ait (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Queensland Railways was the first operator in the world to adopt narrow gauge (1,067 mm or 3 ft 6 in) for a main line, and this remains the system wide gauge within Queensland today.

1865 February. Advert. 'QUEENSLAND RAILWAY, Undertaken by Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts, and under the supervision of S. Wilcox, Esq., residing at Ipswich, in the Colony of Queensland. ELIGIBLE PERSONS of the following occupations may receive a FREE PASSAGE to Queensland by first-class sailing Ships belonging to the Black Ball Line, under the direction of the Agent-General of the Queensland Government— EXCAVATORS, BRIDGE CARPENTERS, MASONS, BRICKLAYERS, and other Artisans....[more]'[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Western Times - Friday 10 February 1865