Saturday 2nd December 2017
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time now to start planning your activities. So, on the first Saturday of December, why not come along on a steam train ride to Shorncliffe? The old fella in red has been induced to give up his toy-making for a day just to come along with us. He will have surprises for all the children on board.
Departing from Roma Street station the tour will first of all travel across the Brisbane River, passing through South Brisbane and on to Yeerongpilly. Here we diverge and travel via Tennyson to Sherwood and cross the Brisbane River again to Indooroopilly. Then it’s back past the Suncorp Stadium, through Normanby and the Exhibition Grounds, passing Mayne Railway Yards (where
the trains go to bed) and continuing on to Shorncliffe.
In the adjacent park there will be a sausage sizzle available at a reasonable cost. After about an hour the train heads back to the city, terminating at Roma Street.
THE TRAIN: One of the BB18¼ steam locomotives that Queensland Rail has preserved for occasions such as this will haul the train which will consist of the old timber carriages from QR’s Heritage Fleet. Some of these carriages are over 100years old!
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $160.00
ARHS Qld. Div. members may deduct 10% from the total of the fares (maximum five people) if paid for by 10th November, 2017.
JUNIOR RAIL FANS’ CLUB: Any JRFC member
accompanied by an adult may travel free.
TIMETABLE: (Subject to confirmation from QR)
depart Roma Street 11.15am
arrive Shorncliffe 12.45pm
depart Shorncliffe 1.50pm
arrive Roma Street 2.10pm
(More accurate times will be advised when tickets are forwarded.)
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 or in any areas in which smoking is prohibited at stations.
REFRESHMENTS: There will be a refreshment car on the train and light refreshments, cool drinks, chips & sweets will be sold. A sausage sizzle will be held in the park at Shorncliffe at reasonable cost.
RESERVATIONS: Bookings may be made:-
1. By MAIL: Forward the attached booking form with a cheque, money order, or credit card details to:- Sunshine Express Rail Tours, 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 or Thursdays only.
REFUNDS: Will only be made if an unmarked ticket is returned by 28th November, 2017.
RESERVED SEAT TICKETS: Will be mailed out about 14 days before the tour date.