So it is no surprise when I say I was excited when our local U3A camera club decided to have an outing to the Queensland Railway Workshop Museum in Ipswich this morning. It's a place I wanted to visit for years and I am very glad I did.
|The Blogger took the opportunity to take some excellent shots|
|We tried out the seats of the Queensland Tilt Train|
|Inspected the old carriages|
|Then we toured through the still active workshop|
The workshop is still used to service the steam engines which are used regularly, although only as tourist attractions these days.
This worker was showing off his welding skills on anchor bolts used in the construction of poles supporting the overhead wires for the trains.
|A welder in action|
There is also a large model railway set good enough to make the hearts of model train enthusiasts flutter with joy.
|A fine QR model train display is on show|
It was one of our best outings since we became tutors of the Logan U3A Camera Club.
Now, back to the real world.