Saturday 4th NovemberĀ 2017

With optional coach tour to Mooloolabah or Montville.

Departing from Roma Street our train will stop to pick up passengers at Northgate, Lawnton and Caboolture. The scenery on the North Coast Line is great. Once suburbia is left behind the route is through pineapple and citrus plantations and passes the spectacular Glass House Mountains. Areas of virgin scrub and rain forest are also encountered en route to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The steam train will take us as far as the thriving Hinterland town of Palmwoods.

Our travellers will then have 4 choices:-

A. Join a coach which will take you to the seaside resort of Mooloolaba where you can have a swim in the ocean or just have lunch and breathe in the salt sea air.

B. Join a coach to travel up the range to the quirky village of Montville – browse around the shops and enjoy lunch 400 metres above sea level.

C. Stay in Palmwoods, have lunch at one of the several eateries or hotel and have a look around the town.

D. The train will be doing a short trip for local people to Yandina and return. You may purchase an additional ticket to travel on this shuttle.

THE TRAIN: One of Queensland Rail’s preserved main line steam engines, probably one of the BB18Ā¼ type, has been requested for this tour and is expected to be available. Wooden carriages from Queensland Rail’s heritage fleet will be used.


OPTIONS A & B: Brisbane to Mooloolaba or Montville

Adults $105.00

Pensioners/Seniors $100.00

Children $60.00

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $280.00

JRFC $10.00

OPTION C: Brisbane to Palmwoods only

Adults $90.00

Pensioners/Seniors $85.00

Children $50.00

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)$240.00

OPTION D: Palmwoods to Yandina and return

Adults $25.00

Children $10.00

ARHS Qld. Div. members may deduct 10% from the total of the fares (maximum five people) if paid for by 14th October, 2017.

JUNIOR RAIL FANS’ CLUB members accompanied by an adult may travel free on the rail only portion. Add $10.00 for options A & B.

TIMETABLE: A confirmed timetable has not been received from QR but approximate times are:-

Forward Journey

Roma Street 8.40am

Northgate 8.55

Lawnton 9.15

Caboolture 9.45

Palmwoods 11.25am


Return Journey

Palmwoods 2.30pm

Caboolture 3.35

Lawnton 4.05

Northgate 4.30

Roma Street 4.55pm

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, cold drinks, chips & sweets will be sold on board.

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 card details between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only.

REFUNDS: Will only be made if an unmarked ticket is returned by 31 st October, 2017

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




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