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Billy Sheen and his C16

Written by: David Mewes, Curator, The Workshops Rail Museum

“Billy Sheen and his C16” was the title of a song recorded by Brisbane folk group The Moreton Bay Bushwhackers in 1959 as part of Queensland’s Centenary celebrations. I often think of this song whenever I come across references to Queensland Railways’ C16 Class locomotives, the prototype of which was designed and built here at the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1903.

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ANZAC Day and the Ipswich Railway Workshops Memorial

Written by: Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, The Workshops Rail Museum

Each year on ANZAC Day the Memorial on the grounds of The Workshops Rail Museum is the scene of ANZAC Day commemorations by the Ipswich Railway RSL Sub-branch.

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Not just another day at the office…

Written by: Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, The Workshops Rail Museum

Every day when I walk into The Workshops Rail Museum, I look at the buildings! It sounds a bit obvious, I know, but how often do you walk into work, look at your watch, greet colleagues and not think about the place you are going into?

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World War 1 objects added to Collection

Written by: Rob Shiels, Assistant Collection Manager, The Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum was honoured to accept into our collection a recent donation of objects showcasing Staff Sergeant-Major Arthur G Bennett’s First World War experiences.

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