Repairing Flood Damage

Earlier this year Queensland was overwhelmed with flooding and in many places railway lines were ripped up and washed away and some of the worst damage occurred on the eastern side of the Toowoomba Range.

Tracks were washed away, bridges were damaged and in some places there was almost nothing left. One of the worst affected places was the picturesque station of Spring Bluff. Apparently there wasn’t much of the roadbed left in some places.

Since the flloods Queensland Rail has worked day and night to reopen the line because it carries around 100 trains a week ranging from general freight right through to heavy coal trains. The line will re-open to traffic on March 28 although a lot of work still needs to be done.

Here you can see them hard at work repairing the track that runs through Spring Bluff.