Historical and heritage information and requests

Queensland Rail is a custodian of a story that extends all the way back to 1865. Our history is a living part of the organisation. The railways in Queensland were one of the major industries of the state, and much of the economic and social development of Queensland was associated with this iconic organisation.

Queensland Rail can access many collections throughout the state including the hundred-year-old Queensland Rail historical collection at the Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich which helps bring our story to life.

For individuals, families, communities and anyone interested in finding out more information about Queensland Rail's rich railway story, please contact the Community Partnerships team at communitypartnerships@qr.com.au