Crossing the Burdekin by boat, 1927

Crossing the Burdekin by boat, 1927. Passengers from a mail train are being rowed out to another train waiting on the Burdekin River Bridge. This flood in 1927 had washed away a section of the bridge. Boats were often used to ferry passengers across flooded sections of track.

QR Historical Collection/The Workshops Rail Museum

ferry, flood, railways, rivers
Location Node: 
Burdekin River Bridge
Date captured: 
1 November 2010
Date created: 
1 November 2010