Open Day

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our next open day will be running in a reduced capacity due to a number of our key volunteers being required to man our stall at the Toowoomba Model Train Show. Please see the post below for further details. DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum is pleased to announce the launch of our Drayton […]

Great Success – Australia Day 2016

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Downs Steam once again held a fantastic Australia Day at our Drayton precinct, the day started gloomy with light showers, but revealed a beautiful sunny afternoon. We had an excellent roll up from the general public and members, with all having an enjoyable time. Many attractions were on show, from the stationary traction engine, our […]

Carnival Time 2015

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Think you’ve seen it? Think again! Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is recognized as a national tourism event. As one of the premier tourist attractions in the region DownsSteam is proud to be a major part of this important event. Carnival week is your opportunity to enjoy not only the beautiful gardens but to see the […]

Drayton Deviation

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100 Year Anniversary Drayton Deviation Rail-line. We are holding a Celebration Breakfast for the 100th Anniversary of the Opening of the Drayton Deviation Rail-Line on Saturday 16th May 2015. Under the professional expertise of Robert Ketton, we will celebrate with a Full Breakfast on the platform with many interesting stories from Robert. We will be […]


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Come and enjoy Australia Day at DownsSteam on Monday 26th Jan 2014. Gates Open At 10am. There is an amazing line up of activities for the day, with the Toowoomba Municipal Band who will be be playing on the platform. There will be something for everyone, including Kidzmix Face, Painting And Balloons, Devonshire Morning Teas, Site Tours (Incl. […]

Ranger Rick

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Often referred to as the guru of camp oven cooking, Ranger Nick is the master of keeping it simple. A dinky-di country boy, he whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox. He has gained quite a reputation as the entertaining Aussie Bush Cook, that sings and has plenty of […]