Cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of the rail­way am­bu­lance

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LOOK BACK: To cel­e­brate the 100th an­niver­sary of Queens­land Am­bu­lance, His­toric House staged a re­launch of the Charleville Rail Am­bu­lance on July 25, 1992, with a trip to the then Dal­gety's Sid­ing about 3km, and the first sta­tion, east of town. Af­ter the ini­tial run, 'joy rides’ were con­ducted through­out the day with a special ticket printed to mark the event. About five or six pas­sen­gers joined the crew for each of the 6km re­turn jour­neys. At the sid­ing, pas­sen­gers alighted while the ve­hi­cle was turned on the turntable for the re­turn jour­ney. Pic­tured is the can­celled ticket, No 106, used on the jour­ney.


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