Grand era of steam celebrated

STEAM’S up – just like it used to be years ago when so many machines ran on steam power.

The grand era of steam will be recreated in Gympie from Friday, April 9 to Monday, April 12 for the Ultimate Steam Festival.

This great day out for the whole family will see for the first time, three of Gympie’s heritage attractions combine forces to present a unique experience, not just for steam buffs but for all people, young and old.

Ultimate Steam will include steam train rides on The Valley Rattler to Amamoor, demonstrations at The Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum and the Woodworks Forestry and Timber Museum and a guest appearance of the Mary Ann steam locomotive replica which will be brought down from Maryborough for a run on the Valley Rattler tracks.

Tickets for all events or just the Valley Rattler train ride are available from the Valley Rattler office on 5482 2750.

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