Popular Steam Train Sunday returns for taste of yesteryear

20 February 2012

Journey through Brisbane in old world charm as The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday returns to steam through the year with its 2012 debut on
4 March.

Steam Train Sunday allows passengers to view Brisbane differently, an experience that is very different from taking a standard city train ride.  

Whistles blowing, swaying of carriages, smell of steam, the memorable Steam Train Sunday journeys will depart from Roma Street station and run from March through to December, departing at 10.10am and 11.40am.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said Steam Train Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for older generations to connect with younger generations.

“Aside from providing a ride on a grand old train, in some cases the trip allows for parents and grandparents to share their past with their children and grandchildren,” said Mr Moritz.

“And you can’t go past the charm of an old steam locomotive and the timber carriages that were created so many years ago at the birthplace of rail, the Ipswich Railway Workshops.”

Prices for Steam Train Sunday trips start from $20 for adults, $11.50 for children under 15 years and $59 for a family of two adults and two children.

Steam Train Sunday will operate on 4 March, 1 April, 13 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November and 2 December in 2012.

Bookings are essential and can be made by downloading a booking form from The Workshops Rail Museum website (www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au) or phoning (07) 3432 5100.

The Workshops Rail Museum, celebrating 10 years this year is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism, and is part of the Queensland Museum network celebrating 150 years in 2012.

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