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Camp Mountain Train Crash
Camp Mountain Train Crash

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The 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: -27.397126
Long: 152.895772
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Land Transport
Actual Event Start Date:05-May-1947
Actual Event End Date:05-May-1947


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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au