Weekend fun with South Brisbane Steam Train journey

24 May 2010

Steam train

The Workshops Rail Museum will run a special Steam Train Sunday service from South Brisbane Station on Sunday 13 June, Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Passengers will board vintage carriages, hauled by one of Queensland Rail’s beautifully restored steam engines at South Brisbane station for a one hour round trip through Brisbane.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the extra service had been scheduled due to the enormous popularity of the Steam Train Sunday program.

Steam Train Sunday trips have become a highlight for families and we are excited to be able to extend the program from Roma Street departures to include a South Brisbane departure,” Mr Moritz said.

“There are many exciting activities happening at South Bank over the Queen’s Birthday weekend so it will be a great opportunity for families who are coming to the area to add a nostalgic Steam Train trip to their celebrations.”

South Brisbane Station officially opened in 1892 and was a busy terminus for all southside suburban passenger steam trains until the change to diesel trains in the late 1960s, and the eventual through line established by the Merivale Bridge which opened in 1978.

Prices start from $18.50 for adults and $10.00 for children. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or downloading a booking form from www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

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

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

Media Contact: Glenn Price 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995

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