THE only good news for Race the Rattler fans this year is that the iconic Gympie and Mary Valley steam train will not be hard to beat this year.
AN INDEPENDENT community trust will oversee the Mary Valley Heritage Rail under a recovery plan devised by a special Gympie business advisory group.
A SECRET strike force of businessmen met in Gympie yesterday to develop a management plan for the stricken Mary Valley Heritage Railway.
THE Rattler will remain off the rails until the Mary Valley Heritage Railway track receives a major upgrade.
THE Valley Rattler is capturing the oral history of the Mary Valley railway line from the mid- to late 20th century.