A train carrying coal from Queensland to Victoria, from which a huge pile of coal was removed in 2014, is being restored.
Photo: SuppliedRailway Preservation Australia is funding the restoration of a train in the coal mining area of Carmichael in north Queensland.
It will run on an electric train and run in the same line as a diesel train.
It’s a long-term project, it’s not a short-term one, it needs to be running for a long time, said railway preservation officer Tom Furlong.
Mr Furlongs said the restoration project is part of a broader effort to restore coal train track to the region, to protect and maintain them.
“It’s one of the things that we’ve been doing for a number of years, the idea of restoring a train track for an industrial-scale operation is something that’s really exciting,” he said.
“The idea of that, that’s exciting to see and it’s an exciting opportunity to work with the coal industry and to really look after that track and to do something that will preserve and protect that track.”
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