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Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd

T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
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Great morning activity

Travelled on the steam train out to Box Flat today and had a fantastic 30 minutes. Love the fact... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JoH75
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Ipswich, Australia
via mobile
A Nostalgic Queensland Experience

Our family of 8 throughly enjoyed the Luncheon today on the Sunlander Dining Car to celebrate my... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
860ros
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Brisbane, 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 good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Travelled on the steam train out to Box Flat today and had a fantastic 30 minutes. Love the fact the train does a loop so it doesn’t matter what side you sit you get to see everything. Also great that kids under 5 are free!

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 8 throughly enjoyed the Luncheon today on the Sunlander Dining Car to celebrate my mother’s 82nd Birthday. It was a very special time for her as it was a unique opportunity for her to reminisce about a very happy and enjoyable time...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Last night went on the murder mystery train. Volunteers were very informative. The actors were such great fun. Food good. Would certainly try another train trip. Only thing i would have liked was a cup of tea or coffee and i would have liked to...More

1  Thank linda12r
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Recently completed the steam train driver for a day experience. I cannot begin to explain how amazed I was with the experience. The volunteer staff were professional, knowledgeable and made the day one I will never forget. If I could give more then 5 stars...More

1  Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Spent the day here with our two children 8 and 11. They both thoroughly enjoyed the day, the Steam engine is beautiful and well worth a trip on. We also loved buying a baked potato from The Naked Spud and sitting in the park eating...More

1  Thank Kate A
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Brilliant. Had a fantastic time with a beautiful old engine and lovely volenteers. This would be a good trip for children aged 4-40. It's the only working steam railway I know of within a short drive of Brisbane. i'd love to do one of their...More

1  Thank Peter S
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DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

Hi Peter, Sadly there are so few steam trains around now days but our volunteers always love to bring the age of steam back when ever we can. We will look out for you on one of the murder mystery trains.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Take the train is so amazing, and you will get to know about queensland history. Best experience to let the kids and the adults just take in the sounds and sights. Thank you to the kind people that volunteer to keep it running

1  Thank Simone B
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DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

Hi Simone, our volunteers love keeping the trains running for kids (and big kids) to learn about the ways things were in Queensland in the old days :) We are really glad you enjoyed.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

A group of us dressed in our vintage finery boarded the steam train one Saturday night, where we were transported to the 1930s for an Orient Express style murder mystery. The train staff were passsionate, the actors were fun, the food was great, and the...More

1  Thank Andrea T
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DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

It was great having you on board, was a great night and we always love when people put so much thought into their costumes.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Great way to spend a few hours on a steam train to introduce the kids to train travel from the old days.

1  Thank TheRealTruth72
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DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

All ways happy to show the next generations the great old ways of travel.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Today was our second steam train trip with QPSR and it was a very enjoyable experience. Today we went from Bundamba Station (at the Race Course) to the small station at Swanbank Power station. Added to the train ride was a ride in two vintage...More

1  Thank Oldblokeinoz
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DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

We are really pleased you enjoyed your trip with us, its always our pleasure to have returning guests on board the trains and buses :)

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Çlaire L
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Response from DriverRobS | Property representative |
Hi There Claire, Sorry we missed this one. Tickets can be bought through our website (link should be at the top of the listing or search in google - Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway). We operate our regular steam trains on... More
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