First train to cross the bridge into Aramac, 1913

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Where: Queensland, Barcaldine Regional, Australia

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When: 07 July 1913

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Creator: Unidentified.

Location: Aramac, Queensland.

Description: As the main railway line bypassed Aramac at Barcaldine the townsfolk developed their own solution, they built their own tramway to link to the main line that was opened 7th July 1913. This link was kept open through drought and flood for decades and finally closed operation on the first of January 1976. The Aramac tramway was built by the Aramac council and is one of the few private tramways in Queensland. (Information taken from: SunZine Aramac Tramway, retrieved 16 August 2013, from www.sunzine.net/outback/aramac/aramac-tramway.html)
The image shows the steam engine pulling goods and a passenger carriage over a low bridge. A man standing at the end of the bridge appears to be pulling a lever to change the points on the line.

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