Fires are stoked for Steam Train Sunday trips

07 February 2014

Steam train SundayWheels are in motion for one of Brisbane's iconic heritage experiences Steam Train Sunday to hit the tracks on 2 March for its 2014 debut.

A favourite with young and old, this nostalgic trip through modern-day Brisbane provides an opportunity to connect generations through the splendour of rail.

Seated on leather chairs aboard wooden carriages, passengers trip around the capital for one hour at a relaxed pace and rhythm, with the option to depart at 10.15am to 11.40am from Roma Street station.

Trips are run by The Workshops Rail Museum once a month through to December 2014.   

Andrew Moritz Director of The Workshops Rail Museum said steam train rides are a unique trip the whole family can enjoy.

"There's something very charming about steam trains, they're a striking contrast against the urban environment," Mr Moritz said.

"But more importantly, it’s an enjoyable and comfortable way to experience our modern history,"

"Steam Train Sunday is a wonderful way to introduce younger generations to an activity that was for some an everyday thing."

Bookings are essential and passengers are encouraged to book their preferred trip early to avoid disappointment. 

Steam Train Sunday tickets prices are $65 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), $22 for adults, $13 for children (3 –15), free for children under 3, $19 for concessions.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.

For further information and ticket prices, phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.