FISHERMAN ISLAND & PINKENBA

Saturday, 5th August, 2017

Here’s a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon! After lunch, hop on a steam train for a leisurely trip around Brisbane’s suburbs.

Departing from Roma Street station we will head across the Merivale Bridge and pass through South Brisbane and South Bank stations. At Park Road we will keep to the left onto the Cleveland Line through Coorparoo and Cannon Hill then at Lindum we take the branch line to Fisherman Islands. As the train slowly makes its way around the balloon loop we will have a view of the shipping tied up at the Port of Brisbane and see the hopeful fishermen trying their luck at the Boat Passage.

On returning to Lindum we take the dual-gauge railway line leading to Dutton Park and Yeerongpilly. Then it’s the cross-country line to Sherwood and back down the Main Line through Indooroopilly.

At Roma Street we turn to the left and pass through Normanby and Exhibition and continue to Eagle Junction. Taking yet another branch line we skirt the Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses before arriving at Pinkenba on the opposite side of the river from where we have just been!

We proceed around the balloon loop and then return via the same route to Eagle Junction and Roma Street completing the afternoon’s journey.

THE TRAIN: One of Queensland Rail’s preserved main line steam engines has been requested for this tour and is expected to be available. Wooden carriages from QR’s heritage fleet will be used.

FARES:

Adults $70.00

Pensioners/Seniors $65.00

Children $40.00

Family (2 adults + 2 children) $185.00

ARHS Qld. Div. members may deduct 10% from the total of the fares (maximum five people) if paid for by 18th July, 2017.

JUNIOR RAIL FANS’ CLUB members accompanied by an adult may travel free.

TIMETABLE: It is planned to depart Roma Street at 12.40pm with the return arrival being at 4.30pm. These are approximate times. Confirmed times will be advised when seating allocations are forwarded.

REFRESHMENTS:

Cool drinks, chips & sweets will be for sale on board.

RESERVATIONS: Bookings may be made:-

  1. 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

  1. 2. By FAX: Fax the booking form and credit card details to:- (07) 3252 1767.
  2. 3. By TELEPHONE: Ring (07) 3252 1759 with your credit card details between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

REFUNDS: Will only be made if an unmarked ticket is returned by 1st August.

RESERVED SEAT TICKETS: Our tours feature reserved seating. Seat allocations and tour confirmations will be mailed out about 14 days before the tour date.

INFORMATION LINE: 3252 1759 Our office is normally staffed between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays. A messaging service operates at other times.

DISABLED ACCESS:  Limited spaces for Wheelchairs are available on some of our tour trains. Wheelchair passengers may travel at the advertised fares. Anyone in a wheelchair travelling at the Pensioners / Seniors concession fares must be the holder of the relevant Pensioner/Senior card. A carer must accompany the person in the wheelchair. The carer may travel at the concession fare applicable on that particular tour. Bookings for wheelchair spaces are accepted subject to the availability of the disabled access carriage and suitable space being available in that carriage. Wheelchair requirements must be arranged at the time of booking.

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