CLIFTON PROGRESS ASSOCIATION
Annual Christmas Street Party!
Friday 14th December from 6pm in King Street Clifton.
Great family night out with children’s activities, visit from santa, photos with santa, entertainment, multidraw raffle, ham wheel and food vans.
Celebrating 150 years of Clifton Railway Station on 9th March 2019.
Steam train, markets, displays, entertainment just to name a few activities.
Finnegans Wake is happening at the Irish Pub on the same day. The public is encouraged to dress up in period costume.More info to come.
Click here to download the 2018 Event List.
Situated 50kms from Toowoomba or Warwick, is the second oldest working station in Queensland – Grandchester being the first. In 1869 the Southern Line to Clifton was declared open by Gov. Blackall, thus allowing settlement on the fertile Darling Downs.
1928/9 Clifton was called the “Million Bushels of Wheat District”. This wheat harvest produced one million bushels in this season – unheard of, a record!!! All of this grain was despatched from Clifton station.
Come 1957 the rail site had a telephone connection, weighbridges, cattle, sheep and pig yards; 5 grain sheds, signal cabin, overhead bridge; cranes; shelter/cream/goods shed; with loops to the flour mill, butter factory, fuel depot, trucking yards, grain sheds.