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     March 5, 2009                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     Steam train tickets to go on sale

     Don't miss your chance to jump onboard the Q150 steam train when it visits Gladstone in
     April as part of the State's 150th anniversary celebrations.

     Gladstone Regional Council and QR are working together to give residents the opportunity to
     jump on board the steam train during a stop over at Gladstone on its journey to 30
     communities in Queensland.

     Gladstone Regional Council Director of Community Services Cale Dendle said tickets would
     go on sale at 8.30am on Wednesday, March 11 at Gladstone Railway Station.

     Limited tickets will also be available at Council's Miriam Vale and Calliope offices and also the
     Rural Transaction Centre at Agnes Water.

     "Tickets are limited so residents will need to get in quickly. We are also limiting purchases to
     four tickets per person," Mr Dendle said.

     Two trips to Mt Miller, a 30km round trip, have been organised for a total of 460 passengers.

     Tickets will be $5 per seat.

     Mr Dendle said tickets could not be purchased over the phone and pre-bookings were not
     being accepted.

     The steam train arrives in Gladstone on Saturday, April 18 at 12.30pm and departs at
     12.45pm on Sunday, April 19.

     The 220 passengers on board will stop over at Gladstone accommodation providers on the
     Saturday night.

     Mr Dendle said short trips for residents during the train's stop over in Gladstone would depart
     on Sunday, April 19 at 9am and 10.30am respectively, taking 65 minutes for each round trip
     to Mt Miller via Callemondah.

     Residents are invited to welcome and send off the steam train during the Q150 event at the
     train station.

     For further information, please phone Virginia Larney at QR on 4976 4213 or Simone
     Alexander at Council on 0417 638 924.

     For information on the Q150 Steam Train journey throughout Queensland, please log on to
     http://www.q150.qld.gov.au or phone 1800 753 150 for the Q150 hotline.




     MEDIA CONTACT: Simone Alexander, Council Events Officer, 0417 638 924.


            Please direct enquiries to the Gladstone Regional Council Corporate Communications Office
              101 Goondoon Street (PO Box 29), Gladstone Q 4680 | Email: info@gcc.qld.gov.au
                                          Ph: 4970 0700 | Fax: 4972 3381

				
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