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Planes, Trains & Autos

Looking for an adrenaline charged weekend? Planes, Trains and Autos, presented by RPQ Group, is for you. Join us for a celebration of all things aviation, rail and autos in the City of Ipswich, at the birthplace of rail in Queensland. 

  • Explore aviation displays, as well as formation fly pasts and aerobatic displays, by Red Thunder, featuring historic warbirds.  
  • History will come alive with hands-on exhibits, huge locomotives and industrial machinery on display and walking tours at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation. 
  • Ride the first public diesel hauled mixed freight train in 30 years at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway (simply take a heritage bus there on the day from The Workshops Rail Museum - costs apply). 
  • See motorcycles through the ages, muscle cars, historic trucks and buses, emergency services vehicles, Air Force and Army machinery, drag cars and more! 
  • Kids are spoilt for choice with the Nippers Railway adventure playground, interactive displays and hands on activities including launching your own bottle rocket action, flying paper planes through wind tunnels and more.
  • See motorsport superstars including Craig Lowndes, Troy Bayliss and Toby Price for live Q & A sessions or meet and greets.

Why not make a weekend of it and head to the Queensland Auto Spectacular on Sunday at Willowbank Raceway for more adrenaline action. 

This event is presented in partnership with Ipswich Festivals. For more information, including the full list of event partners, visit


Saturday 1 May, 9am to 4pm 


The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich 


Entry is FREE! Bookings essential.

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Event Details

01 May 2021, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM