Carbon tax?

Ryan O'Donoghue

Brisbane, Australia

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Artist's Description

Given the recent debate and approaching legislation placing a tax on carbon emissions here in Australia, I thought the title and subject of this piece was apt.

A reminder of times past, this was taken at the Australian Historical Railways Society just outside of Rosewood in Queensland.

Canon EOS 40D | Canon EF-s 17-55 IS | Lightroom | Photoshop

See some others from this series on my website here.

The #720 is a C17 class steam locomotive. Built in 1922 by Walkers of Maryborough, Queensland, this engine was designed to operate at 175 psi but these days is kept to 160 to extend the life of her boiler. She was written off by Queensland Rail in 1968 after serving the communities around Toowoomba for many years. After decommissioning, she spent the following few decades plinthed in a Goondiwindi park.

Obtained by the Australian Historical Railway Society, restoration work begin in 1994 and she was operational once more on June 10 2007.

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