Red Fred is back on track.
Red Fred is back on track.

WHEN the first passenger steam train commenced operation in Australia in 1854, it was the beginning of an important era for transport in this vast continent.

Railway construction expanded rapidly across the country to alleviate the isolation of remote settlements and reduce the cost and time of delivering supplies.

In those early days railway track workers established a tradition of innovation, adaptation and initiative in building and maintaining tracks in Australia's harsh conditions.



Region chilled by coldest snap in 4 years, farmers thrilled

premium_icon Region chilled by coldest snap in 4 years, farmers thrilled

Chilly starts might be hard to handle but frosts bring good news.

RATTLER REVIEW: 'there's no conflict of interest'

premium_icon RATTLER REVIEW: 'there's no conflict of interest'

Council shoots down fears of bias in upcoming report.

ARE YOU READY? The fire season is here now

premium_icon ARE YOU READY? The fire season is here now

Two near-Gympie grass fires yesterday show need to prepare

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