Quilpie Shire Railway Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Quilpie Shire has a long railway history with Quilpie being at the end of the Western railway line. The line was destined for the township of Adavale but this did not eventuate but instead it was redirected to the settlement now know as Quilpie. Construction on the new railway line commenced 1911 and reach the site of Quilpie in 1917. The first passenger service commenced 1935 and by 1951 two passenger trains per week ran between Charleville and Quilpie.

In the late 1950’s “The Flying Flea” as they called it, was an engine and a couple of coaches, to Quilpie. It was supposed to be the fastest timed passenger train in Queensland. Older residents have told stories of how they used to catch this train for sporting events in Charleville.

In 2016 the railway line was upgraded and now used to rail cattle.

Facilities

Family History & Heritage Picnic Area

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Inside Powerhouse Quilpie

Quilpie Powerhouse Museum

Quilpie

Quilpie Memorial Swimming Pool

Quilpie Memorial Swimming Pool

Quilpie

piece of opal being cut and polished

Quilpie Opal Fossicking

Quilpie

Hand crafted tables made from rims of wagon wheels and created by local artists

Quilpie Shire Gallery, Arts and Cultural Community

Quilpie

Quilpie Shire Military History Museum

Quilpie Shire Military History Museum

Quilpie

This building is the original Cheepie Railway Station, relocataed in Quilpie February 2017

Quilpie Shire Railway Museum

Quilpie

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