The romance of the era when the rails sang with the sound of vintage trains awaits you in Ipswich, courtesy of the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. Hop on board an immaculate vintage wooden carriage or vintage Dining Cars and discover the rich mining history of the Ipswich area as you go past ruins of old mines and equipment from days gone by.
Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway operates on various weekend services each month and is available for charter.
The Swanbank Collier is a 1 hour 10 minute trip from the scenic Swanbank station set in idyllic lakeside grounds. While at this 1903 heritage railway station, gifts can be bought, and an extension trip on heritage buses dating from the 1940s grow your day out. Bring your own picnic or barbecue, purchase a snack from the resident food van, and enjoy walking tracks overlooking the lake.
The Queensland Pioneer Dinner Trains offer a range of themed dining experiences in the Heritage Award Winning Sunlander dining cars from the iconic Sunlander.
There are Themed Trains such as the Santa Steam Train and Troop Trains that re-enact the war years in Australia.