Wet Weather Option? A Steam Ride in Gympie! The STEAM TRAIN standing at Platform 1...
More wet weather... what is there to do? How about a ride on a STEAM train?
Throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays the trains of the 'Valley Rattler" in Gympie will be operating.
On Boxing Day 26 Dec the Valley Rattler STEAM train will depart old Gympie Station at 10.00am for the trip to Imbil -- 40 kms down the very scenic Mary Valley. The return trip departs Imbil at 2pm and stops in Dagun for wine and cheese tasting and arrives into Gympie at 4pm.
Tuesday 28 Dec take a trip on the heritage Red Rocket rail motor at 9.30am to Amamoor and return with arrival back in Gympie at 11.30am.
Wednesday 29 December there will be a 10am departure from Gympie to Imbil and return -- a repeat of 26 Dec.
Saturday 01 January there will be a steam train from Gympie at 9.30 am to Amamoor and return arriving back into Gympie at 12.15pm or if you prefer you can join this train in Amamoor at 11.10am or Dagun at 11.15am and travel to Gympie and return.
The train again departs Gympie at 1.45 pm for Amamoor and on the return stops at Dagun for wine and cheese tasting.
Sunday 02 January will see the regular service at 10.00am for Imbil and return with the same timings and details as 26 Dec.
Tuesday 04 January there will be two trips on the heritage Red Rocket rail motor to Amamoor and return. The first train departs Gympie at 9.30am arriving back at 11.30am and the second train at 1.00pm with an arrival back in Gympie at 3pm.
From 04 January onwards the standard timetable will operate with STEAM trains to Imbil every Wednesday and Sunday and to Amamoor every Saturday.
For the children on Friday 14 January will be "Pirates of the Valley" ... a special treasure hunt train with details on the railway website.
Sunday 16 January will be the next Bush Ranger hold-up re-enactment in Imbil .... travel by train to see that the gold arrives safely.
Bookings are essential and can be made at most major accommodation houses,
tourist information offices or direct to the "Valley Rattler" on 07 5482 2750.
Bookings can also be made on-line at www.thevalleyrattler.com
The Valley Rattler Christmas & New Year Schedule
Sunday 26 Dec STEAM depart Gympie 10.00 am to Imbil & return
Tue 28 Dec Red Rocket depart Gympie 9.30 am to Amamoor & return
Wed 29 Dec STEAM depart Gympie 10.00 am to Imbil & return
Sat 01 Jan STEAM depart Gympie 9.30 am to Amamoor & return
STEAM depart Amamoor 11.15 am to Gympie & return
STEAM depart Dagun 11.20 am to Gympie & return
STEAM depart Gympie 1.45pm to Amamoor & return
Sun 02 Jan STEAM depart Gympie 10.00 am to Imbil & return
Tue 04 Jan Red Rocket depart Gympie 9.30 am to Amamoor & return
depart Gympie 1.00 pm to Amamoor & return*
* this additional service operates 04, 11 and 18 Jan 2011 only
Then standard STEAM timetable from 04 Jan 2011 onwards
For full train schedules please see the main Timetable ....
Look for up-date information on our Facebook site 'the valley rattler".......
The MARY VALLEY HERITAGE RAILWAY MUSEUM ASSN INC
trading as "The Valley Rattler"
WET WEATHER OPTION - a STEAM TRAIN RIDE in Gympie
Old Gympie Station, Gympie
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