Double Steam Day - C17 Locomotive No. 967 - Sat 31st August from Gympie to Amamoor (Return)
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Gympie, Queensland
- Product code: PACMSW
Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler C17. 967, making its first official passenger journey to Amamoor.
The celebrations will commence from 8am. The Classic Rattler Run will depart at 9am followed on the tracks by C17. 967, the two steam trains travelling out to the Amamoor on this special occasion day.
A welcome drink and on board catering provide a premium experience on this historic return journey from Gympie to Amamoor.
Make sure you arrive early enough to take time to wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people and its history. Have a chat with the train drivers and the tour guides before you board the train. Then sit back and relax as you begin your nostalgic rail journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland.
Discover the romance of the railway through the scenic Mary Valley. The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills.
The line wanders away from the river and into the valleys of some of its main tributaries including the Yabba, Kandanga and Amamoor Creeks and passes through the small township of Dagun.
The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town bordered by a verdant forest reserve, home to more than 120 species of birds. Here you can watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.
SPECIAL DEPARTURE TIMES:
Departs Gympie Station at 9.30am, Returns Gympie Station at 12.30pm
Please advise any special dietary from this special event train.
Please check in at the tour desk at least 30 minutes before departure.
Cafe Bookings required. Ring the Cafe on (07) 5348 9606 to book your table.
Please see our website or ring (07) 5482 2750 for information on wheelchair access before booking.
Please ensure you note all children travelling under 4 at time of booking.
We invite you to get up close and personal with our drivers and our steam train with a footplate viewing experience at Amamoor. Please note that footplate viewing at Amamoor requires closed in footwear. Children must be accompanied with an adult. This opportunity is subject to weather and time availability. At any time, the train crew can restrict access due to safety reasons.