Sunlander celebrates 60 years

Updated December 18 2015 - 6:59pm, first published June 5 2013 - 4:00am
On June 4, 1953, the then revolutionary Sunlander, hauled by a new, diesel electric locomotive, was introduced to replace steam trains which operated along the coastline of Queensland.
On June 4, 1953, the then revolutionary Sunlander, hauled by a new, diesel electric locomotive, was introduced to replace steam trains which operated along the coastline of Queensland.

QUEENSLAND Rail’s iconic Sunlander celebrated 60 years carrying Queensland families and tourists between Brisbane and Cairns and to all points in between earlier this week.

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