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Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd

T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
+61 7 3103 0871
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Great short trip with kids

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

Reviewed 28 October 2017
TheRealTruth72
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Bangkok, Thailand
Smoke, Steam and very enjoyable

Today was our second steam train trip with QPSR and it was a very enjoyable experience. Today we... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Oldblokeinoz
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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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T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

Thank TheRealTruth72
Reviewed 8 October 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

Thank Oldblokeinoz
DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 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 :)

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I could SMELL the steam, the grease the coal. I was on the FLYING FLEA from Charleville to Quilpie in the 50's with my Gran and Grandad. The coal got in my eyes as i couldnt resist the BACK TO 5 YR OLD ON THE...More

Thank Francis D
DriverRobS, General Manager at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for the reminiscences, we are always very grateful when our hard work in keeping the old locos and coaches restored and operational. We do pride ourselves on trying to recreate the best of the old QGR. Cheers QPSR

Reviewed 9 July 2017

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 1 July 2017

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 18 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 16 April 2017 via mobile

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

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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
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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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