Saturday, 20th January, 2018
– TICKETS ON SALE –
Did you know that there used to be a railway from Palmwoods to Buderim? The location of its station at Palmwoods where it connected with Queensland Rail is still known as the Buderim Loop! This 2’6” (762mm) gauge line was built by the Maroochy Shire Council but only operated from 1913 to 1935 when improved roads in the area forced its closure. On this coach tour we will see what remains of the old formation and even view one of the steam engines that used to operate on the line.
Our coach will depart Roma Street at 8.00am, make a pick-up stop at Bald Hills station, and proceed up the Bruce Highway to Forest Glen where we will have a comfort stop and you can acquire a cuppa for morning tea. We then continue to Mons where we will learn a little of the history of the Buderim Tram (as it was known) and there will be a chance to walk portion of the old right-of-way. With lunch time approaching we head for Buderim where we will spend about an hour for you to obtain some sustenance. Next we venture to where the steam locomotive is these days housed and cared for on private property.
Anyone travelling up the North Coast Line would know there are a couple of tunnels after the train leaves Landsborough. However the first tunnel built between Landsborough and Mooloolah was abandoned and replaced by the tunnel that is currently in use. On the way back to Brisbane we will call in and have a look at this original tunnel which few people know still exists. Our return to Roma Street will be around 5.00pm.
FARES: Adults $60.00; Children $35.00 Fares include all coach travel.
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 16th January,.2018.
TOUR CONFIRMATION and further details will be mailed out about 14 days before the tour.