Kim Thurlow's Portfolio of Queensland Steam No 17

The number 1305 was one of a class of diesel electrics introduced in 1953, here shown drawing the southbound Wallangarra Mail into the Toowoomba platforms. This photo was taken from the eastern end of the footbridge which crossed the Toowoomba yard, connecting the freight area with the station platform.

Note on the extreme left hand edge of the top picture, the shapely crowns of a few Bunya Pines (araucaria bidwillii), a native of the Darling Downs area, 50 miles north west of Toowoomba. And behind the station building, the date palms, presumably a native of another part of the world.

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