Wednesday, 22 June 2011

More Monday Morning Photo, Wednesday Arvo 22/06/2011.

G'day all, the photo is a bit repetetive I know but I just thought I'd draw attention to the differing styles of accomodation available to the discerning traveller on the Queensland Government Railways in 1964. The airconditioned "Sunlander" set is stabled next to some passenger cars of an earlier era. That was the sort of basic accomodation you got if you chose to ride a mixed train, the first choice of any teenage railfan watching the world pass by the window at 20mph.
It is obvious from the photo that Cairns in 1964 was a very different town from today's mini metropolis. It seems from Google Earth[our friend!] that the station has moved too, am I right?
Peter Bruce. 

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