CLOSED LINES OF IPSWICH

SUNDAY, 9th JULY, 2017

Continuing our theme of different types of tours we have planned a coach/train excursion to the Ipswich area visiting some closed railways. Our coach will depart Roma Street at 8.45am heading first to Bundamba. A railway serving many coal mines used to branch off here and portion of it still remains. In days gone by it also transported many patrons to the adjacent racecourse. We continue on to a picnic area near the Swanbank Power Station where we board a steam train operated by the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. They run trains over the section of line from Swanbank to the Racecourse and we will do the return trip with them.

Then we rejoin the coach and travel to Brothers Leagues Club at Raceview for lunch. Following that we visit Queensland’s first railway opened in 1865 but closed when a more direct route to the west opened 10 years later. We will see what’s left of the old formation which ran past the Workshops through Mihi and Brassall. The Brisbane Valley Line (closed in 1963) and the Tivoli Line (closed in 1956) are now things of the past so we will explore those remains and possibly walk along a section of the old route. Our return to Roma Street will be around 4.30pm.

FARES: Adults $79.00; Seniors $71.00; Children $45.00 Fares include all coach and rail travel and lunch.

SMOKING: Queensland Government regulations prohibit smoking on all public transport.

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 Division, 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 card details between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays.

REFUNDS: Will only be made if advice is received by 5th July.2017.

TOUR CONFIRMATION and further details will be mailed out about 14 days before the tour

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