$0.00 – $497.00
The ARHSQD will again be operating our annual Steam Train Trips to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in 2019.
The 1st trip will depart on ** Saturday 21st September ** from Roma Street Station taking us all the way to Toowoomba.
The 2nd trip will depart on ** Sunday 22nd September ** from Roma Street Station taking us all the way to Toowoomba.
PLEASE NOTE OUR SATURDAY TRIP IS NOW VERY HEAVILY BOOKED. WE DO HAVE A SELECT NUMBER OF SEATS STILL AVAILABLE BUT LARGER GROUPS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE ACCOMMODATED TOGETHER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRAVELLING ON SATURDAY PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE ON 07 3252 1759 TO DISCUSS WHAT SEATING OPTIONS WE MAY HAVE AVAILABLE.
The route includes the crossing of the Little Liverpool Range, the fast run across the black-soil plains of the Lockyer Valley and the steep climb of the Main Range. Mid-way up the range the trains will slow as we pass through the station at Spring Bluff which is normally a delight at this time of the year.
An optional lunch will be available at “Inbound” (the former railway refreshment rooms situated on the station platform) if pre-ordered with your tickets. This will be a two-course meal consisting of Lemon rosemary roasted chicken, garlic mash and roasted vegetables and house made trifle with dark chocolate brownie, seasonal fruits and vanilla cream. Children under 10 can also book lunch consisting of Chicken and chips and vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate ganache topping.
In a change to our trip for this year, after lunch coaches will take passengers on a tour of the major gardens in Toowoomba being the Queens Park Gardens and the Laurel Park Gardens before transporting passengers down the range to the Helidon Railway Station to re-join the train for the trip back to Brisbane. The refreshment car will be open for sustenance on the way home.
DOWN THE RANGE: Passengers who would prefer not to do the gardens tour may travel from Toowoomba to Helidon by train on payment of an additional $39.00 per Adult & $19.00 per Child.
THE TRAIN: Subject to availability, BB18¼ locomotive No. 1079 should work this tour. The train will consist of wooden carriages from QR’s heritage fleet.
TIMETABLE: Approximate times are:-
Forward Journey (Saturday)
Roma Street – 6.55am
Corinda – 7.09am
Ipswich – 7.40am
Rosewood – 8.15am
Toowoomba – 11.30am
Return Journey (Saturday)
Helidon – 4.20pm
Rosewood – 5.30pm
Ipswich – 5.55pm
Corinda – 6.25pm
Roma Street – 6.45pm
Forward Journey (Sunday)
Roma Street – 7.15am
Corinda – 7.30am
Ipswich – 8.00am
Rosewood – 8.40am
Toowoomba – 12.10pm
Return Journey (Sunday)
Helidon – 5.15pm
Rosewood – 6.25pm
Ipswich – 6.45pm
Corinda – 7.20pm
Roma Street – 7.45pm
NOTE:- These times are still subject to confirmation from QR. Confirmed Times will be advised when tour confirmation is 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 and passengers are advised to observe any areas in which smoking is prohibited at stations.
REFRESHMENTS: Light refreshments, hot and cool drinks, chips & sweets will be available for purchase onboard.
Adult: $ 145.00
Pensioner: $ 135.00
Child: $ 70.00
Family: $ 375.00
Adult Lunch: $ 37.50
Child Lunch: $ 23.50
Adult: $ 39.00
Child: $ 19.00
Saturday 21st September, Sunday 22nd September
|Destination (Return trip)||
Brisbane to Toowoomba, Toowoomba to Helidon
Adult, Pensioner/Senior, Child, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Adult ($37.50), Child ($23.50), Family ($122) :- 2A + 2C, N/A