Place:Alpha, Queensland, Australia

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NameAlpha
TypeTown
Coordinates23.617°S 146.617°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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The township of Alpha is located in Central West Queensland, Australia. The Capricorn Highway passes through the town, which lies on Alpha Creek. At the 2006 census, Alpha had a population of 402.

Alpha was initially established as a temporary terminus during construction of the Great Northern Railway. The railway, which was being built westwards from Rockhampton, was opened to Alpha on 22 September 1884. The construction camp continued moving west, but a township remained at the former terminus. Until the late 1990s, Queensland Rail maintained a locomotive depot in the town.

The town remains a service centre for the surrounding pastoral properties and travellers on the highway.

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