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Behind the Tin Fence: A History of the Ipswich Railway Workshops

By: Edited by Veronica Macno and Geraldine Mate and David Mewes

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2011


The Ipswich Workshops had a pivotal role in the development of Queensland's railways. This detailed study documents the hard work, innovation and skills of the thousands of men who contributed to the proud history and traditions of the Workshops. It provides a valuable insight into the evolution of the Workshops, including the construction of the North Ipswich Roundhouse and the later development of the Workshops Rail Museum. 192 pages. View more info

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Chasing the Sunshine: The Story of Queensland's Sunshine Express

By: David Burke

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2009


Details the story of one of Queensland's most loved and most eventful rail services, the Sunshine Express, which travelled from Brisbane to Cairns from 1935 to 1953, and includes many historical photographs of the train, and the locations that it visited. In telling this story, the book follows the construction of the North Coast Line or 'Sunshine Route' which took over 35 years to complete and stretched over 1,600 kilometres. 154 pages. View more info

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One American Too Many: Boss Badger and the Brisbane Trams

By: David Burke

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2012


One hundred years ago, striking tramway workers brought the sleepy colonial city of Brisbane to the edge of anarchy in an unprecedented general strike. This publication, by prominent railway historian David Burke, tells the story of American Joseph Stillman Badger, who electrified the trams, and of the events that led to the 'Black Friday' clash between 15,000 strikers and 2000 police on 2 February 1912. 126 pages. View more info