Page 6 of Kim Thurlow's
Portfolio of Queensland Railways -
Pictures from the 50's and 60's.
This picture was taken in 1963 by my younger brother
Alan Thurlow while I was out bush with a surveying party. Well
it was no party, but I had good company, and learnt a lot of skills.
The setting is again Harristown just outside of Toowoomba,
the Queen City of the Darling Downs.
The engine is number 166, of class C17, 4-8-0, so called
because it had cylinders of 17" diameter. It is leaving the
Harristown yard heading for Toowoomba. Note the tarpaulin on the
open bogie wagon (gondola) which was probably carrying grain.
Also the wooden ventilated van behind, typical of that era revenue
This engine was built 1922 at Walkers, Maryborough.