All Aboard the Historic Grandchester Express : An Exciting Experience for Folks in Springfield, Ipswich and Nearby Areas

Photo credit: Discover Ipswich

Hop on a historic train ride and take the Grandchester Express at Grandchester Station. The first train journey in Queensland took off from the original Ipswich railway station to Grandchester on 31 July 1865.

To commemorate the event, everybody is invited to come and experience a ride on the heritage steam train. Go to the very first train station that was built in Queensland and chug your way through the very first Queensland route.

The trip is 2.5 hours long and will depart from the Workshops Rail Museum at 10:00 a.m. on 7 July and 6 October. Go from one carriage to another and experience the ride from the quaint balconies in each carriage.

You can also take in the magnificent exhibits and stories at The Workshops Rail Museum. You also get to know about train operations and hear stories from actual railway workers. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience!

The train trip is suitable for all ages. You can get your tickets here.

Address: Workshops Rail Museum, North St., North Ipswich