Rosewood Railway Museum



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Red Fred is running Sunday 26th November, first train departs Cabanda at 10.00 am.

Then hourly, last return train 2.00pm.


First train 10.00am Cabanda station Rosemount lane Tallegalla. Trains every hour. Last train departs Cabanda 2.00pm

About the Journey :

The train departs Cabanda station every hour and makes it’s way up the steeply graded line, until about 10-15minutes later it arrives at Kunkala station, the highest point on the line.
A round-trip takes about an hour, which leaves some time at Kunkala to grab some refreshments and have a look around.

Ticket purchases :

Just like the era it replicates, the Rosewood Railway requires no formal bookings; just arrive and purchase your authentic paper ticket on the day.  Allow about 10-15 minutes for arrival and purchase of your ticket, which are cheaper than even kids toys.

Tickets: Return Fares: Adults $12, Children $6 Family $32 Concession $10
Multi-trip: While Red Fred is running, all tickets are multi-trip! (ride as often as you like)

EFTPOS now available

The restored route climbs a spur of the Little Liverpool range providing 180° scenic views from Mt Flinders to the Great Dividing Range while visitors experience all the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of an authentic historic steam train journey. The railway is located approximately 20 km west of Ipswich.  To get there see








A Brief History:

In late 1984 members of the Queensland Division of the ARHS began work rehabilitating some 3km of track on the former Marburg Branch in South East Queensland to establish a working railway museum. Construction of this branch line began in 1910 from Rosewood, which is 58km west of Brisbane on the mainline to Toowoomba. Suburban electric trains now terminate at Rosewood.

The steeply graded branch was opened to the terminus at Marburg, 14.5km to the north, in 1912 and was closed in sections from 1964 as the need for locomotive coal decreased. The much-truncated line continued to be operated as a 4km siding to Perrys Nob but this final section was closed in 1995.

Four years after starting work the Society held its first open day in 1988 and the Railway was officially opened on Australia Day 1993. Since then steam trains operated by PB15 Class No 738 have operated on the isolated section of track between Cabanda and Kunkala on the last Sunday of the month. Vintage rail motor, RM 55, Red Fred, continues to handle mid-week charter work. Two 60-ton branch line diesel electric locomotives, a diesel hydraulic and a diesel mechanical locomotive are also available as well as six carriages and numerous goods wagons.

* Motive Power Subject to Change without notice