2 Ipswich Street‚ Grandchester

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
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Non Smoking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Nov 2019

Historic Rail

Historic railway station from a bygone era. Not much else at Grandchester but there is a small park on outskirts if you take a picnic lunch near Grandchester Mini railway more »


Jul 2018

Historic location

Travelled to this railway station on the Grandchester Express from The Workshops Railway Museum. Well presented building with story boards to explain the significance and history of the location. The... more »


Jul 2018

Great Little Model Railway

This is an excellent place for children. 3 little trains running round carrying passengers. $2 a trip. Went to the wrong place at first, the old station, also open on the 1st Sunday, but nothing... more »

Francis D

May 2018

took kids there to see any train

nothing but the station waste of trip out there.... nothing to see except railway old corrupt joh pulled up so many miles of it.... depressing g more »

John M

Nov 2017

Historical and interesting

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

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