AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY STORY
Trains of Treasure CD: ON THE QUEENSLAND RAILWAY LINES
On the Queensland railway lines,
There are stations where one dines,
Also run refreshment stalls
Mungar, Murgon, Marathon(e),
Wanko, Yaamba; ha, ha, ha!
Males and females, high and dry
Hang around at Durikai;
Pies and coffees, baths and showers,
Are supplied at Charters Towers;
At Mackay the rule prevails
Of restricting showers to males.
Iron rations come in handy,
On the way to Dirranbandi,
Passengers have died of hunger,
During halts at Garatdunga.
Lets us toast before we part,
Those who travel stout at heart,
Drunk or sober rain or shine,
On the Queensland railway lines.
This song was written by Brisbane Realist Writers' Group (1959). German Folk Tune. Printed in "Qld. Centenary Pocket Songbook"
Trains of Treasure a CD of Australian railway songs and poems