Photos and Notes
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Museums are more than their buildings and collections... the Archer Park Rail Museum looks back towards the 1930s in Rockhampton and Central Queensland.
The Purrey Steam Tram is the last survivor of the trams and which served Rockhampton and area. The QR locomotives, carriages, and wagons are representative of the region's rail operations.
Section cars, trolleys and rail tractor help you understand the life of a railway fettler or how small locomotives were used in construction and industry. The signal box, station office and other static displays are 'staffed' with lifelike mannequins 'speaking' through a digital sound system.
The station refreshment room and static displays provide a glimpse at a bygone era when rail was the primary form of transportation.