Rockhampton is as far as the line's been electrified. (Further north and it's cyclone country). These enormous diesels and electric locos pull Queensland's good trains - 14 hours to Cairns or 13 hours to Brisbane. The trains are often up to a kilometre long and many of the trucks are refrigerated for the bananas from Townsville, or to keep the goods going north for the supermarkets. On the platform of Rockhampton station is a simulator! For the bananas? or the apprentice drivers?
watercolour pencils 2001 © Timmy Mallett
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