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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.
|Address:||McLean Road South, Camp Mountain, 4520|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.397053|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||05-May-1947|
|Actual Event End Date:||05-May-1947|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||October-1988|
THIS CAIRN MARKS THE SITE OF THE CAMP MOUNTAIN RAIL CRASH
5th MAY 1947.
McLEAN ROAD FOLLOWS THE ROUTE OF THE RAILWAY LINE.