Troop train to run from Roma Street, Brisbane to Cleveland on November 11, 2018

A troop train will run from Roma Street, Brisbane, to Cleveland on November 11, 2018 as part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the end of WWI.

The Redlands RSL Sub Branch plans to make it a memorable and historically significant occasion when the train carrying a company of troops and ex-servicemen and women makes its way to Cleveland.

The special train – with artwork displayed on the first three carriages – will make limited stops and provide a chance for people to hop on board.

The Armistice between the Allies and Germany came into effect at 11 a.m. Paris time, on 11 November 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month), ending more than four years of the most unimaginable bloodshed and destruction.

From the Australian population of 4.9 million at the time, there were 416,809 men who enlisted to fight, of whom around 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded or taken prisoner.

World War One cost the lives of almost 17 million people worldwide. Almost 7 million civilians (many though disease and malnutrition) and 10 million military personnel.