A sepia coloured portrait photograph of a steam locomotive tilted onto its side and derailed from the tracks. The foreground is dominated by the locomotive and the damage to the sleepers which have been pushed together and are angled underneath the engine. The locomotive is a New South Wales Government Railways 36 Class and the derailment occured on the standard gauge line near Fairfield Station in Brisbane.
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Objects rail transport
23 Feb 1936
History and use
A series of eight small photographs of a locomotive derailment near Fairfield Station in Brisbane in 1936. The locomotive was a NSWGR 36 Class traveling to South Brisbane Station along the standard gauge line to commence the Brisbane - Sydney Express. No one was injured in the accident and the event drew quite an interested crowd.