Queensland Rail Keeping Queensland moving ueensland Rail celebrates its th birthday in , having been formed in long before the modern motorcar had ta en root in ustralia. n such a vast, remote e panse of landscape, it s perhaps easy to understand how the company has without doubt played a ma or role in the economic, regional development and growth of the state. ver the many years, the company has directly impacted ueensland s growth, opening new mar ets and allowing precious resources to enter and leave the region. Itâ€™s incredible to consider just how pivotal the company has been on the lives of its Stateâ€™s residents. Many towns and places across Queensland simply did not exist until the creation of the railway and many industries also formed along with it. As the railway system grew, the State literally grew with it, creating more business and greater wealth for the area.