Saturday 18 May
Warwick to Wallangarra and return
Depart Warwick Station at 8:00am for a leisurely day on the heritage train to Wallangarra, arriving at 12:10pm.
After easing into the uphill sections between Warwick (1,492ft), and Silverwood (1,913ft), we leave the roads and enjoy some hard work as we wind 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, its time to enjoy the hard work again as we climb the Silverwood range to Dalveen where, before 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 to work again rising 577 feet into Wallangarra (2,882ft), where we will make our stop at 12:10pm for lunch.
Enjoy the scenery as the train crew work to prepare the train for our return journey.
Train departure from Wallangarra is at 2:00pm for a leisurely heritage train trip back to Stanthorpe, arriving at 3.35pm. We will depart here at 3.50pm to make our way back down the range with a setting sun before we arrive back in Warwick at 6.00pm.
Let us pamper you, and enjoy the experience of stepping out of your train and straight to your 2 course lunch at the Railway Cafe, located in the old Wallangarra Refreshment Rooms Restraurant.
Enjoy the sights and sounds as your crew work to prepare your train for the return journey, whilst you wine and dine on your delicious lunch.
This option can only be pre-purchased with you train ticket.
For those who wish to go searching, lunch can also be obtained from one of the local establishments, or at the Railway Cafe
Southern Downs Steam Railway, Hamilton Street Warwick QLD 4370,
(07) 4661 9788