Saturday 29th April 2017

The Society will be running a steam train tour to Toowoomba in commemoration of the 150 years Anniversary since the railway opened to Toowoomba. The train will take us all the way to Toowoomba. The route includes the crossing of the Little Liverpool Range, the fast run across the black-soil plains of the Lockyer Valley and the steep climb of the Main Range.

Lunch will be available at “Inbound” (the former railway refreshment rooms situated on the station platform) if pre-ordered with your tickets. This will be a two-course meal consisting of roast and dessert at $28.50 a head, immediately on arrival of the train. If you would like lunch please include this on the booking form.

The steam train will then depart for the return journey back to Brisbane. The refreshment car will be open for sustenance on the way home.

THE TRAIN: Subject to availability, a BB18¼ locomotive will haul the train which will consist of wooden carriages from Queensland Rails heritage fleet.

FARES: (including GST)
Adults $135.00
Pensioners/Seniors $130.00
Children $70.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $285.00
ARHS Qld. Div. members may deduct 10% from these fares (maximum five people) if paid for by 7th April, 2017.

JUNIOR RAIL FANS’ CLUB: Any JRFC member accompanied by an adult may travel free.

TIMETABLE: Approximate times are:-

Forward Journey
Roma Street 7.15am
Corinda 7.29
Ipswich 8.00
Toowoomba 11.35am

Return Journey
Helidon 2.00pm
Ipswich 5.00
Corinda 5.35
Roma Street 5.55pm

NOTE:- These times are still subject to confirmation from Queensland Rail.

SMOKING: Queensland Rail has a policy of “NO SMOKING” on board all trains and at all railway stations. In accordance with this policy, smoking is not permitted on tour trains and passengers are advised to observe any areas in which smoking is prohibited at stations.

REFRESHMENTS: Light refreshments (sausage rolls, pies, sandwiches etc.), hot and cool drinks, chips & sweets will be for sale on the train.

RESERVATIONS: Bookings may be made:-
1. By MAIL: Forward the attached booking form with a cheque, money order, or credit card details to:- Australian Railway Historical Society Qld Div, GPO Box 682, BRISBANE 4001
2. By FAX: Fax the booking form and credit card details to:- (07) 3252 1767.
3. By TELEPHONE: Ring (07) 3252 1759 with your credit or debit card details between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays.

Please note that all credit & debit card bookings attract a 2% surcharge.

REFUNDS: Will only be made if an unmarked ticket is returned by 26th April 2017.

TICKETS are posted out about 2 weeks prior to tour date.

INFORMATION LINE: (07) 3252 1759 This number is normally attended between 10.00am and 3.00pm – Tuesdays to Thursdays. A recorded message operates at other times.

Email address: [email protected]



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