The Valley Rattler Christmas & New Year Schedule


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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

Mary Valley Heritage Railway 'The Valley Rattler' :
Tozer Street, Gympie
07 5482 2750
Mary Valley Heritage Railway 'The Valley Rattler'

Map Location ( get directions )

Old Gympie Station, Gympie




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