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Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd

T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
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A ride back in history.

Took my 11yold grandson (as he has never been on a train before) for a birthday treat. Thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine C
Took me back 50 years!

Yesterday, I took my wife on a steam train ride from Ipswich Railway Workshops to Grandchester (aka... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grahame D
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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All aboard for a historical steam train journey along the former industrial coal line built in the late 19th century. Feel and hear the train rumble from inside the carriages, over a short 30 minute bushland journey or longer trip from Bundamba Racecourse to Swanbank by the Lake.
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  • Very good20%
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  • Terrible3%
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T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 11yold grandson (as he has never been on a train before) for a birthday treat. Thoroughly enjoyed this day out. We just did the round trip Bundamba/Swanbank/Bundamba but you can stay longer and go to the lake for picnic lunch or ride a...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday, I took my wife on a steam train ride from Ipswich Railway Workshops to Grandchester (aka Bigge's Camp) the site of the first Railway depot in Queensland.(commissioned on the 31st July 1865). The carriage that we travelled in (No. 469) was built in 1907...More

Thank Grahame D
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely Mother's Day train trip from Swanbank to Bundamba and return. Train was neat and tidy. Staff were helpful

Thank lanambelcher
DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Many thanks lana, we hope to see you travel with us again soon :)

Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a must see attraction in Ipswich, Visitors can get up close to a real steam locomotive, talk to the volunteers and have a great train ride up a little branch line. It is amazing to see that all of this is accomplished by...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have a 7 yr old girl and a 3 yr old boy that both likes train very much. For a change from our occassional electric train (QR) weekend ride, we decided to try the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway ride in Ipswich. We tried first...More

Thank Felix V
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable outing with an amazing Devonshire Tea. The steam train ride to Swanbank was so authentic, spot inclusive. Amazing volunteers

1  Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My Husband and I took our train obsessed 18mth old for a ride on the steam train. We took the first train to Swanbank from the make shift Racecourse station (which was very easy to find due to the signage on the day) it was...More

Thank Amelia W
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We did the Steam Train Sunday trip out of Roma Street Station. You get a one hour loop to soak up the charm of an early 1900s steam train and carriages. The atmosphere was exciting and charming. The volunteers were great. We got a seat...More

Thank zzrbell
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We booked to go out at 11am from Ipswich Racecourse and return at 2pm from Raceourse. The train itself is amazingly well looked after and they even have the old carriages to travel in. The staff are very friendly and the driver even let our...More

Thank Gemma B
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This attraction has it all. Where else can you take ride in a train of 100-year old, lovingly restored timber coaches, pulled by a vintage steam loco? On arrival at Swanbank a bus awaits to take you to see some of the local historical sites,...More

Thank cliffozxuk
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