Alpha Airport (IATA: ABH, ICAO: YAPH) is located to the west of the township of Alpha in Queensland, Australia.
Airport type - Public
Owner - Barcaldine Regional Council
Serves - Alpha, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL - 1,255 ft / 383 m
Direction - 18/36
Length - 1,456 m, 4,777 ft
Surface - Asphalt
The township of Alpha is located in central western Queensland, Australia. The Capricorn Highway passes through the town, which lies on Alpha Creek. At the 2001 census, Alpha had a population of 369.
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.
The main street of Alpha, QLD.
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