Warwick to Wallangarra
Depart Warwick Station at 08:00am for a leisurely day on the heritage train to Wallangarra, arriving at 12:10pm.
Optional fully catered two course restaurant lunch $30.00 on Wallangarra Railway Station RECOMMENDED!. See ticket options.
NB: If you do not purchase your lunch with your ticket, the Wallangarra Railway Station will not be serving other meals on the day.
Ticketing options available: one way, lunch, winery tours, see details when purchasing tickets.
After easing into the uphill sections between Warwick (1,492ft), and Silverwood (1,913ft), we leave civilisation and wind up past sandstone ruins of Spring and Mineral Creek bridges before a short stop to check the locomotive before passing through the two tunnels on the line.
After this brief pause, it’s time to enjoy the spectacular views as we climb the Silverwood range to Dalveen where we pass The Summit (3,035ft), the highest QR station. Since leaving Warwick, we have risen 1,543 feet in the space of 32 miles. After passing The Summit we coast down into Stanthorpe for a 30 minute stop.
We continue from here at 10:45am, descending into granite country as we make our way to the Queensland – New South Wales Border. After passing Lyra (2,305ft), we start the 577 feet climb into Wallangarra (2,882ft), where we will make our stop at 12:10pm for lunch.
If relevant… Train departure from Wallangarra is at 1.45pm for a leisurely heritage train trip back to Stanthorpe, arriving at 3.00pm. We will depart here at 3.30pm to make our way back down the range with a setting sun before we arrive back in Warwick at 6.00pm.
Please plan to arrive at the Warwick Railway Station, Brosnan Cres Warwick at lease 30 minutes before departure.
Please also bring along a copy of your email issued ticket for all family members.
Covid 19 social distancing conditions will apply. Please help us out in this regard. Follow instructions given by our train crew. If you are ill please cancel your tour.
We makes every endeavour to ensure that tours operate as advertised. Unfortunately, this may not always be possible owing to unforeseen circumstances such as total fire bans or mechanical failures. In such events we reserve the right to make whatever changes are necessary, without compensation. However, any changes made will only be after we have exhausted all reasonable efforts to provide the tour as advertised.
Where steam is unavailable, we will replace it with the Heritage Diesel Locomotive.
Times shown on brochures are subject to approval of the relevant authorities and could differ on the day. Correct times will be advised on your tickets or by special email. Refunds will not be given for last minute variations to timetables caused by events outside of our control.
Some services may cancel at short notice. Refunds will be issued.
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