Fat Controller Steam Train trips departing in April

02 April 2011

Fat Controller with balloonsFat Controller Steam Train trips will be added to the popular Day out with Thomas 2011 event during the school holidays on 19 and 20 April.

The Steam Train trips will depart The Workshops Rail Museum for a one and a half hour round trip to the historic Grandchester station, west of Ipswich.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said he was delighted to offer Steam Train trips as part of the ever-popular Day out with Thomas 2011 event.

“Many children learn about trains for the first time through Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, with thousands of visitors enjoying our Day out with Thomas events over the years.

“Through the Thomas stories they learn about teamwork, friendship, cooperation and are introduced to the workings of a railway workshop and network.

“A Steam Train trip with The Fat Controller will offer visitors a real-life experience of trains and for many children it will be their first time on a steam train.

The Fat Controller will join passengers on the journey and will keep an eye on proceedings at Grandchester station when the steam locomotive will be manoeuvred to make the return trip back to the Museum.

Two Fat Controller Steam Train trips are offered on each day and prices start from $40 for adults, $31 for children under 15 years and $124 for a family of two adults and two children.

Bookings are essential and tickets do not include entry into the Museum, which are purchased separately.

The Day out with Thomas 2011 event is running 16 April – 2 May following the interruption of the summer season due to the Queensland floods.

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 and to book, please visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3432 5100.

Media Contact: Glenn Price | Ph: 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995