Coinciding with the centenary of the armistice of the First World War is Railways 1914 - 1918, a fascinating travelling exhibition from the Queensland Museum Network, now showing at the Revolutions Transport Museum.
Railways played an essential logistical part on the battlefields of Europe and the Middle East during the First World War, and at home in support of the far-away conflict.
From recruitment trains that arrived at stations in country towns across Australia, to the troop trains transporting soldiers and nurses to their point of departure, train-side farewells were felt in every state and territory of Australia.
In the theatre of war, the hard work, stoicism and sheer courage of men operating railways in adverse conditions on the front exemplified the fighting spirit and camaraderie of Australians.
Railways 1914 - 1918 presents a thought-provoking mix of personal stories, imagery and objects which explore the role of railways at home and on the front in the war to end all wars, the First World War.
This engaging and informative exhibition is suitable for all ages and is currently open every day, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, until December 16, 2018. Entry to Revolutions Transport Museum is by donation.
For more information on Railways 1914 - 1918 and to plan your visit, head to www.whitemanpark.com.au