Crystal Brook

Nukunu Country
Mercowie (clear water)
Named by Edward John Eyre in 1839, and proclaimed in 1873, Crystal Brook is a busy grain hub and major railway junction where trainspotters can photograph engines and rolling stock as they journey through town and tackle the slope of Huddleston hill on the road to Gladstone.
Home of Bowman Park, the relic of a huge pastoral lease, Arthur Sullivan VC (1919), and a legendary bunyip, Crystal Brook has become one of the busiest railway junctions in Australia. In 2018, the longest grain train (1.8 km) in Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) history was loaded by Grainflow at Crystal Brook silos. The 101 wagons weighing 6228 tonnes were destined for drought affected areas of NSW.
5CK Transmitters Gladstone Road near Huddleston. Photo: Crystal Brook History Group.
Crystal Brook Railway Station, date unknown. Photo: Lionel Noble Collection.