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Rail mishap in record books

TRACK SIDE: This image of a train derailment at Marburg in 1959 adds to the history database.
TRACK SIDE: This image of a train derailment at Marburg in 1959 adds to the history database. Picture Ipswich

THIS photograph from Picture Ipswich shows a 1959 train derailment at Marburg.

The derailment was due to defective brakes on the van.

 

Ipswich's history and lifestyle is being captured for the future via the Picture Ipswich website, an online database of images operated by the Ipswich Library and Information Service.

Picture Ipswich contains more than 4500 records, providing a unique insight into the city.

Anyone with photos of significant events or other items of interest for the Picture Ipswich database can contact the Ipswich Library and Information Service's digital archivist on 3810 7272.

Photos can be emailed to pictureipswich@library.ipswich.

qld.gov.au.

IT HAPPENED IN APRIL

1861: Telegraph office opened in Ipswich.

1892: Commissioning of pumping station at Mt Crosby.

1956: Girl Guides held a camp at Allawah Scout Camp, Chuwar.


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