Amamoor to Gympie (Return) Heritage Diesel Engine

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  • Dates: Every week on Wednesday
  • Location: Amamoor Railway Station, Amamoor 4570 Queensland

Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of heritage diesel and steam locomotives and carriages each with their own unique story.  The fleet also boasts vintage railmotors.

The engine pulling the heritage carriages for your rail journey with be locomotive DEL1632. The DEL1632 is a 1620 class diesel electric locomotive built by The English Electric Company at Rocklea in Brisbane. The class was introduced into Queensland Rail in 1967. It has been fully restored in the Mary Valley Rattler workshop. This loco celebrated 50 years of service on 20 Aug 2017.

The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town bordered by a verdant forest reserve, home to more than 120 species of birds. Make sure you arrive early to watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.

Discover the romance of the railway as you make your way through the scenic Mary Valley. Your journey stops at the beautiful heritage station in Dagun. Meet the locals and experience the friendly laidback atmosphere of rural living at its best.

The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills.

Next stop is the historic Gympie Station which has been restored to its former glory. Wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people and its history.

The popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board. You can even purchase a bottle of wine and a local cheese platter for the return journey.

The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as specialty giftware and souvenirs.

Have a chat with the train drivers and the tour guides then sit back and relax as you continue your nostalgic rail journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland.

Back on board for your return to Amamoor.

Wednesday Amamoor to Gympie (Return) Heritage Diesel Engine
Departs Amamoor at 11:00am. Arrives back in Amamoor a 3:00pm.

VIP Club Car - Travel in style and enjoy a local cheese and wine pack on board the iconic Club Car. Very limited seating. Bookings Essential.

Private Booth - Book your private booth seating from 1 to 6 adults. Perfect for a special event! Limited bookings available.  

Bookings required in the Café.  For Cafe bookings ring (07) 5348 9606

Check in at least 45 minutes before departure.

Please see our website or ring (07) 5482 2750 for information on wheelchair access before booking.

Mary Valley Rattler :
Tozer Street, Gympie
07 5482 2750
Mary Valley Rattler

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Amamoor Railway Station, Amamoor




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