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Mary Valley Rattler Steam Train Footplate Experience

For 1 person
3 hours
$495 each
$495 each

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  • Work alongside the crew on the footplate of the Mary Valley Rattler
  • Travel from Gympie Station to Amamoor and back
  • Morning tea and lunch included

Spend an unforgettable morning working alongside the crew on the footplate of the beautifully restored Mary Valley Rattler. On the return journey from Gympie to Amamoor, you will assist with the train's operations and duties of the loco crew and take in the stunning scenery that surrounds.

What's Included?

  • Return ticket from Gympie to Amamoor
  • Morning briefing with crew
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • High vis vest, cap, pin
  • Certificate of travel

Calling all steam and rail enthusiasts! This is your exclusive and unique opportunity to get an insider's perspective on a day in the life of a Mary Valley Rattler crew member. Begin your day with a morning briefing with the train crew before being decked out in your Mary Valley Rattler high vis vest, cap and pin. Then, uncover what goes on behind the scenes as you enjoy a return footplate ride, which highlights the intricate work involved in running the locomotive. Take in some of Queensland's most beautiful scenery as you meander around curves, over bridges and up gentle hills until you arrive in the quaint town of Amamoor. Here, you can watch the train turn on a heritage turntable before heading back to Gympie.

Session Length

  • This experience is three hours in duration
  • Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Departs Gympie at 10am on Sundays


Available Sundays only.


  • Participants must be 18 years of age and over
  • Only one person is permitted on the footplate


  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Only one person is permitted on the footplate.


The operation of steam is subject to weather conditions, total fire ban, volunteer driver availability or situations out of the control of the Rattler Railway Company. At times there may be an operational necessity to change the scheduled engine.

This experience departs from and returns to Gympie Station, QLD.

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