Spooktacular night-time train trip treat this Halloween

14 October 2014

All Hallows' Eve in Brisbane gets a special treat with the Halloween Express steam train gearing up the fun on 31 October, wickedly presented by The Workshops Rail Museum.

Departing at 6.40pm, so not to keep little train enthusiasts up past their bed time, the one hour trip departs and returns to Roma Street Station.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said that seeing Brisbane at night by steam train is unique experience and a little eerie, perfect for the Halloween celebrations that can be enjoyed by all ages.

"A steam train ride is a delightful experience by itself, but a night time ride becomes a little bit magical for youngsters, and is a nice way to spoil them if you're not trick-or-treating," Mr Moritz said.

"Hearing the whistle of the loco and the hissing of steam, combined with feeling the rush of air as you past railway stations and going through tunnels makes for a spooky experience.

"Regardless of your age this is a great way to celebrate Halloween, especially if it’s just the start of your evening fun.

"We're looking forward to seeing lots of different Halloween inspired costumes by youngsters and the grown-ups, hopefully we'll see the Addams family or something similar.

The scheduled locomotive to do the honours for the Halloween Express is the beautiful green BB18 1/4 No 1079, pulling heritage carriages along for the ride. 

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

Halloween Express tickets prices are $79 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), $25 for adults, $16 for children (3 –15), free for children under 3, $22 for concessions.

For more information on entry or steam train ticket prices, contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

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