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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.
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.
Available Sundays only.
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.