The QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT MUSEUM


The Queensland Transport Museum features a magnificent display of various forms of transport of various ages and a display of over 200 models that explore the creations, founders and functions of the Transport Industry.

A large display of the History of Western Maranoa Transport is the main feature in the museum with interactive displays of many years of the Transport Industry.

 

The Western Transport Exhibit is not only a tribute to J.C. (Cyril) Anderson and his brother M.J.R. (Curly) Anderson, but also to the men and women who worked for this great company.

The part these 'pioneering' men and women played in opening up the regional towns of Queensland and Australia should not be under estimated. Western Oilfields Trucking helped open up the oil and gas fields of Australia at a time when roads and certainly highways did not exist. When it rained on the black soil plains west of Toowoomba drivers had no option but to either sit and wait for the roads to dry, or to unload their loads and dig their trucks out of bog holes. The combination of Cyril's dynamic personality and his vision for the future along side Curly's calm considered approach to business proved very successful. At its peak the Western Transport fleet of trucks and trailers exceeded 500 units, the largest in Australia.

The company serviced every mainland state with depots in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.

Displays in the museum are changing all the time, as the vehicles on display are on loan from their owners. What you see today could be different next time
you visit.


Ask about our annual membership to the Queensland Transport Museum, which will allow you
unlimited entry.