Departing from Roma Street the train, which features wooden carriages from Queensland Rail’s heritage fleet, will stop to pick up passengers at Northgate, Lawnton and Caboolture. Featuring the pride of Queensland Rail’s heritage fleet - BB18 ¼ 1079 or ‘Bety’ - the journey will kick off from Roma Street at 2.10pm and arrive at Ipswich Station at 3.00pm. 6 talking about this. John Oxley-2 by Mariasme 15 6 NS 8099 at Sunbury Elevator just West of Dwight, IL. Displayed in the yard are 1908 ex Queensland Rail class PB15 number 448 and Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet 1943 ex American steam loco class AC16 number 221A. From there it’s full steam ahead on the North Coast Line, leaving suburbia behind for some of south east Queensland’s most beautiful scenery. The Redbank Locomotive Museum was closed and its residents returned to Ipswich, where several were rebuilt to operational condition. The railways in Queensland were one of the major industries of the state, and much of the economic and social development of Queensland … The Heritage Fleet is a remarkable legacy of those final days of steam. Queensland Rail is a custodian of a story that extends all the way back to 1865. Tourist and heritage railways offer numerous benefits to Queensland by providing: volunteer and paid jobs Eventually, the Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet would be formally established working out of the Ipswich Workshops in the early 1990s. See also Tourist and heritage railways are generally not-for-profit organisations focused on the preservation and operation of historic railway experiences, rolling stock or rail infrastructure. This is not an offical Queenslans Rail Page and does not in any way associate with Queensland Rail. In February 1970 the Redbank Locomotive Museum opened as an open air museum with 13 members of the Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet (2, 6, 48, 106, 221A, 290, 444, 700, 771, 1000, 1009, 1051 and 1089) on display. Queensland Rail retains 9 units, of which three operate The Savannahlander tourist train, three are operational with the QR Heritage Division (and occasionally used by Queensland Rail for track inspections) and three are stored at Ipswich Workshops. It closed in 1992 with the locomotives transferred to the North Ipswich Railway Workshops. Book today Preserved, Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet, North Ipswich: 1501 1271 1171: 559 1 June 1956: 4 July 1988: December 1990: 1502 1272 1172: 560 4 August 1956: 31 March 1989: Preserved, privately owned. Past Fleet This page covers locomotives and rollingstock which we have operated previously – for information on our current running fleet, click here Steam Locomotives: C38 Class Steam Locomotive 3801 Undoubtedly Australia’s most famous steam locomotive, 3801’s story is inextricably linked to that of East Coast Heritage Rail, being the very reason our company was […] Our history is a living part of the organisation. Aurizon inherited two units from QR National which are used for track inspections. The C17 class of locomotive was a lightweight Queensland design that was suited to the lightweight track and sharp curves of the Queensland Railways. Be sure to get in quick as availability is limited. Tickets are available for $13.50 per adult and $6.75 per child. This page is about the QR Heritage Fleet. Weighing in at just over 80 tonnes and with eight driving wheels, the C17 class became the mainstay of the Queensland Railways steam fleet.