‘Bety’ Celebrates Queensland Rail’s 150th Year!

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Queensland Rail’s “Bety” QR #150 is seen “street running” down Denison street!

This is a fascinating clip of this BB18 one-quarter locomotive “street running” in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Built back in 1956, she helps celebrate Queenland Rail’s 150 years in service with a regional ride from Brisbane up the Queensland coast to The Caves.

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She is dressed out in deep rich green color accented with vibrant red stripes and outlines. Even the tender is in mint condition!

“This engine is capable of doing 80 kilometres(60 mph) an hour legally, but we only do 60 kilometres(37 mph) an hour maximum out there” explained the crew.

She is capable of pulling 9 wooden carriages with a passenger capacity of 300 people!

Quick facts

  • Builder: Walkers Ltd, Maryborough, Qld
  • Wheel arrangement: 4-6-2
  • year built: 1956
  • weight: 102 tons
  • coal capacity: 10.5 tons

Let us know if you have ever seen this locomotive traveling down Denison Steet! We would love to hear about your experience!

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