Albert Railway Station and Siding

Albert Railway Station and Siding

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.07

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 117 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.4935,153.03413889

Time Link: 1884

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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A railway station was opened in 1884 near the junction of Park Road and Albert Street at Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, as part of the new Wooloongabba Branch railway line, which ran from the riverside wharfs to South Brisbane Junction (now Corinda). Although this was a passenger station, there was a siding there used by the livestock industry, with a holding yard for sheep. This serviced several meat processing plants around the Woolloongabba Five Ways. The different businesses that utilised this siding over the following decades included Hancock & Gore Limited. The railway line was closed in December 1969, and the last remaining section of track between Dutton Park and Albert closed in 1989.


Rod Milne, ‘The Wooloongabba Branch Milne’, Railway History, August 2004, pp. 283-301.

Image Citations

One of the last trains to cross at the ‘Gabba Fiveways, north of the Albert Station, circa 1967. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Record number: 185375.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane.. 634496