ANNIVERSARY STEAM TRAIN Thursday 30 July 2009 The Workshops Rail Museum will commemorate a significant milestone in Queensland’s rail history with a special steam train event on Thursday 30 July. On 31 July 1865, four A Class locomotives steamed from the Ipswich Railway Workshops to Bigges Camp, now Grandchester, marking the start of rail in Queensland. Governor Sir George Bowen officially opened the Queensland railway system, during which Lady Bowen used a special silver spade to turn the first sod for construction of the rail line that would continue on from that point. To celebrate the opening a public holiday was declared with the official ceremony held including speeches and a banquet under a marquee at Bigges Camp. The Anniversary Steam Train Journey In celebration of this historic event, passengers will board one of QR’s restored heritage trains, departing from The Workshops Rail Museum’s own platform for a one and three quarter hour round trip to Grandchester, retracing the same route taken in 1865. The trip will be followed by a traditional roast lunch and dessert in the Museum’s Trackside Café, and an opportunity to explore the Museum’s exhibits, including the A10 No.6, the oldest operational steam train in Australia. This special event is unique way to experience the excitement and sense of occasion that passengers would have felt 144 years ago, and is a wonderful opportunity to relive the romance and grandeur of steam train travel and appreciate the craftsmanship and engineering feats of the early rail workers. ANNIVERSARY STEAM TRAIN Thursday 30 July 2009, Departs 11:00am Ticket price includes a one and three quarter hour round trip to Grandchester, departing from The Workshops Rail Museum platform at 11:00am, and a traditional roast lunch and dessert in the Trackside Café. Your details Title: First Name: Surname: Address: Suburb: State: Postcode: Telephone: ( ) Fax: ( ) Mobile: Email: Annual Pass Member*/Group Rate** General Total Cost Quantity Membership Number(s)* Cost Quantity Adult $52.50 $57.50 $ Concession $49.50 $54.50 $ Child $45.50 $50.50 $ Grand Total $ * Discount only valid for Annual Pass Members, not for non-Member accompanying guests. **Group rate is available for groups of 15 people or more. Payment details Total payment due: _______________ and I will pay by: Credit Card details Cheque MasterCard Money Order Visa Credit Card as per details opposite and below Amex Card Holders Name: Signature: Credit Card Number: Expiry: / Please return completed form to Post: The Workshops Rail Museum, PO Box 2234, North Ipswich Q 4305 Fax: (07) 3432 5156 If you have specific mobility requirements, please contact us on (07) 3432 5100 prior to booking. Please note: 1. Seats are allocated at time of booking. Passengers will be seated according to the number printed on the ticket. 2. Refunds are not available after purchase has been made. 3. Changes to ticket purchases are not allowed within seven days of journey. 4. A diesel locomotive may be substituted on the day of operation at the discretion of QR. Locomotives are subject to change without notice. 5. Only collapsible strollers are permitted on board. Please contact us if you are unsure.
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