May Newsletter

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The start of 2016 has been very busy for DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum, with significant progress made in all areas. Our rail motor DP13 is undergoing a major facelift, with the addition of the sheeting covering the exterior of the railmotor, the interior is also nearing completion with the majority of the woodwork nearly complete […]

Fundraising Campaign launched for 106

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A new fundraising campaign has been launched for the restoration of Downs Steam’s Queensland Class C16 steam locomotive. Suitably named, Project 106- The Pride of Toowoomba. We hope to raise enough funds over the next few years, so that we can operate this steam locomotive on family friendly tourist operations from Toowoomba throughout the Darling Downs, adding another gem […]

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 […]

Downs Steam Newsletter

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2015 was a big year for Downs Steam Tourist Railway and Museum, with significant progress made in all areas. Our Steam locomotive C16-106 has made significant progress to returning to the rails, with a large amount of structural repair and inspections carried out to the frame and wheels. Our rail motor DP13 has also seen a large […]

RailMotor Focus Week – Great Success!

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Last week the dedicated volunteers from Downs Steam spent a week focusing on achieving a major milestone on our DP13 Railmotor – The Gatsby Flyer. The power bogie that provides motive power to the railcar has been overhauled and returned to the rails, all systems have been overhauled which included the pneumatic, fuel and electrical […]