Railway Action in Townsville

It’s easy to think that the major centre for railway action in Queensland would have to be Brisbane but if you take the suburban trains out of the mix then you may just find that Gladstone or Townsville had more trains on the move than you might see anywhere else.

Here’s one small sampling from Cluden … a southern suburb of Townsville on June 19. It’s interesting to see that a couple of locos – the 40 and 41 class – from the coal fleet seem to have cascaded down to other mineral trains.

And if you’re interested in what’s around this vantage point then I would suggest that when the camera pans left you’re looking over the saleyards and when it pans right you’re looking over the local race track.