Great South Pacific Express Lectern Crest

Production date
1997
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Great South Pacific Express lectern crest, grey and gold stencilled plastic with bird motif mounted on black plastic background.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
Production date
1997
Measurements
L368 x W312 x H5 mm
Media/Materials description
Plastic
Signature/Marks
GREAT SOUTH PACIFIC EXPRESS
History and use
This crest decorated the front of a lectern used at Roma Street Railway station during special events involving the luxury tourist train - the Great South Pacific Express (GSPE). The GSPE was introduced to Queensland Railways in 1997 as a luxury tourist train to travel between Cairns and Brisbane and also Sydney and Melbourne following a bogie exchange at Acacia Ridge.

The service was halted following the 9/11 terrorism attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. The international tourism market was severely affected by this event and by the end of 2003 the GSPE service had been cancelled and the luxury carriages were mothballed.
Registration number
R6070

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