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RTSA – Qld Chapter Event – Normanton to Croydon Railway – EA’s Heritage Recognition Program
October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+10
Normanton to Croydon Railway – The Track Ceremony
The railway line Normanton to Croydon in North Queensland built in 1891 utilised a radical departure from established practice in the building of pioneer railways. It was recently recognised under Engineers Australia’s Heritage Recognition Program.
The event will recognize the innovative work of George Phillips in the design and construction of the Normanton to Croydon Rail line in North Queensland in 1891. An replica interpretative panel will be unveiled which will celebrate the engineering heritage value of this pioneering rail line. There will be a brief presentation on the technical aspects of the work of George Phillips and the challenges he had to address to achieve the construction of the last isolated line of Queensland Rail still in use today. There will be a display of the highlights of a ceremony held in Normanton to celebrate this achievement.
Key Speaker(s): Andrew Barnes and Allan Churchward
Note: This event is co-hosted with Engineering Heritage, Queensland
Light refreshments will be available at the conclusion of this ceremony.