The Railway Station was constructed in 1937 to replace the original one built 1910 and is the first of its kind to be built by Queensland Rail, being all precast concrete construction prepared in the Brisbane workshops and delivered to Herberton on flat top wagons.
All of the timber doors and windows were made at the Mareeba workshops and also transported to Herberton by rail for erection. These windows are held together by timber wedges and dowels with very few nails used.
Sleeping Car Carriage No 1482 has been donated as part of the QR150 Project celebrating 150 years of rail in Queensland.
We are working to have this as a static display with access to the public.
Two Peckett steam locomotives
Peckett steam locomotive 1069 arrived 7th April 2015. This steam locomotive was built for Mt Morgan Mines and Numbered No. 4 before becoming Mt Isa Mines Co Ltd No. 1.
It was sold to a private collector in South-East Queensland from where it was acquired by Athrail and is currently being fully restored for the Atherton to Herberton run.
The second Peckett steam locomotive 1174 arrived 18th May 2015, this was originally Mt Morgan Mines No. 5