All aboard living heritage with Steam Train Sunday

12 February 2013

Steam train SundayCharming steam trains will carry passengers through the suburbs of Brisbane for a taste of history when The Workshops Rail Museum presents Steam Train Sunday starting 3 March and running once a month through to December 2013.

Chuffing out of Roma Street station, passengers will depart on a 10:10am or 11:40am trip giving the senses a historical experience from yesteryear.

Passengers young and old will sit aboard beautifully restored carriages guided by a powerful steam locomotive meandering through the river city.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said it was a pleasure to offer this moving sensory experience.
 
“Steam Train Sunday is one of the Museum’s favourite heritage offerings, as people come from near and far to experience living history,” Mr Moritz said.

“It’s exciting to see families sharing the experience with many grandparents and grandchildren connecting over the steam train trip,” Mr Moritz said.

Bookings are essential for the one hour steam train trip and passengers are encouraged to book their preferred trip early to avoid disappointment. 

Steam Train Sunday tickets prices are $21 for adults, $12 for children (3 –15), free for children under 3, $18 for concession and $62 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children).

Passengers who arrive early to the platform can see Queensland Rail staff preparing the locomotive for the journey through Brisbane.

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 www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

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