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Grandchester Model Steam Railway

2 Ipswich Street‚  Grandchester‚  Queensland  4340

 

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Based on 8 reviews

Fancy a family fun day out in the country? Half an hour from Ipswich you'll find the Grandchester Model Steam Railway, where train enthusiasts young and old are in their element.

When you arrive, it's like the hustle and bustle of a real railway station only the locomotives are scaled down versions of actual coal burning steam engines. While you wait to board your train in front of the original signal cabin from Yarongmulu (a town on the Little Liverpool Range between Laidley and Grandchester circa. 1866), you'll see the train drivers busily stoking the coal, topping up the water, releasing the steam and blowing their whistles, ready to go on the green traffic light.

This attraction is open on the first Sunday of the month and if you're planning to ride the trains, please make sure you wear fully enclosed shoes.

  • Carpark
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
    • Family Friendly
    • Rail
      • Train Ride

        Grandchester Model Steam Railway

        Grandchester Model Steam Railway

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        Recent Reviews

        Historical and interesting

        John M
          Nov 2017
        Had a wonderful wander and chat with Greg who was a font of railway knowledge and facts, lots of historical information and equipment. more »

        great visit 1st Sunday of the month

        B138877
          Jun 2016
        This is a small station, and is open by volunteers only once a month. Please take a road trip out to check it out. The people there were very helpful and informative. Very interesting to see all... more »

        No advice as to when open with tourist information

        Noelene61
          Sep 2016
        Only open Sundays, no advice given. Disappointed after driving all that way from Coominya on the Cabb and Co trail . Brochure needs to be updated advising people. more »

        Interesting Queensland History

        DarylN294
          Aug 2016
        We attended the Steamfest at Grandchester Railway Station in July 2015. There is lots of history at this location. Part of the first railroad in Queensland in 1865. Just 30 minutes west of Ipswich. more »

        As it was

        agn610
          Feb 2016
        Old historical railway station, used to catch a train here when a kid, seems to be the same as I recall, seen how the tracks are changed and water tanks for the steam locos etc. more »

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