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Camp Mountain Train Crash
Camp Mountain Train Crash

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A cairn marks the site of the Camp Mountain train crash in 1947. 

In 1947, a picnic train organised by the Customs and Excise Department crashed with the loss of sixteen lives. Three of the dead were children and thirty-eight people were injured. This was Queensland`s worst rail disaster.

Location

Address:McLean Road South, Camp Mountain, 4520
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.397053
Long: 152.895722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Land Transport
Actual Event STart Date:05-May-1947
Actual Event End Date:05-May-1947

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-1988
Front Inscription

THIS CAIRN MARKS THE SITE OF THE  CAMP MOUNTAIN RAIL CRASH
              5th MAY 1947.

McLEAN ROAD FOLLOWS THE ROUTE OF THE RAILWAY LINE.

OCTOBER,1988.  

Source: MA
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