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The  plaque commemorates the centenary of the railway workshops.

Railway workshops were built at Ipswich in 1864 close to the location of the first railway in Queensland. The railway workshops were needed to assemble the locomotives and rolling stock and undertake repairs for the new railway. Railways were expanded very quickly and demands on the workshops increased. The Ipswich Railway Workshops were soon overcrowded. New buildings were built between 1884 and 1888 about 1 kilometre north of the original workshops.

Construction of new railway workshops began on the current site in 1900. The original site ceased operation in 1907.  In its heyday the workshop employed 3,000 people.


Address:1a North Street, The Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich, 4305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.597541
Long: 152.760013
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1885
Approx. Event End Date:1985


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 12th September, 1985
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This plaque commemorates the establishment of the Ipswich Railway Workshops on this site

1885  1985

Unveiled 12th September, 1985, by D. V. Mendoza., Commissioner for Railways

J. F. Jeffcoat, E.D.  Chief Mechanical Officer

Source: NRUM, MA
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