DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum invites you to their next Drayton station and workshop precinct "open day". Check out just how much progress is being made by their dedicated volunteers and see why DownsSteam is becoming a major Toowoomba tourist attraction.
WHEN: SATURDAY JULY 7
WHERE: DOWNSSTEAM TOURIST RAILWAY AND MUSEUM, CAMBOOYA STREET, DRATYON
TIME: 10AM – 3PM
Explore their family friendly precinct with one of DownsSteams knowledgeable volunteer tour guide while learn more about the history of DownsSteam, their current rollingstock restoration work and exciting upcoming rail tours.
Relax in one of the former QR "sunlander" club and lounge coaches, for a small sample of the upcoming Great Divide Scenic Railway - "DownsSteam Winelander" experience.
Check out the ongoing restoration of the “Pride of Toowoomba” – Steam Locomotive #106, proudly built at the Toowoomba Foundry in 1915 and now the only remaining C16 class steam locomotive. After a little more than a century and over a million miles of steaming across Queensland rails, this once proud steam engine has found its way back home and into the hands of their dedicated team of volunteer craftsmen.
Marvel at the former Tasmanian DP class railmotor as skilled volunteers continue to raise it from the ashes of an arson attack. When completed, the “Gatsby Flyer’s” tastefully decorated art deco inspired interior will provide nostalgic fun on short tours across the Downs.
Or, why not discover the unique Dreamtime Carriage art exhibit by the talented Aboriginal/Italian artist "Dom", and be fully immersed in your living colour journey as Dom's recorded audio commentary guides you through a day in the dreamtime.
Food and drink are available for purchase - July Open Day Special:
Nepalese fusion plate gourmet food, traditional sausage sizzle, sweet treats & barista made coffee.
But that’s not all! Live Music by a local ukulele group will be playing on the platform from 11am as part of a July Open Day Special feature.
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