DP13 ‘Gatsby Flyer’ Update

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  DownsSteam is proud to announce the successful completion of a major milestone in the restoration of our ex. TGR railmotor DP13, ‘The Gatsby Flyer’. Over the last two weeks, the volunteer team have completed numerous tests, culminating today in the first movement under its own power. This has been a major project for DownsSteam, […]

Australia Day 2018

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DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum invites you to Australia Day 2018 at the Drayton station and workshop precinct. Gates open from 10am to 3pm, with entry by gold coin donation. Flag raising and Australia Day Speeches will be held at 11.30am.   Check out just how much progress is being made by our dedicated volunteers […]

Australia Day 2017

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Come and enjoy Australia Day 2017 at DownsSteam. Gates Open At 10am. There will be something for everyone, including Live music in the “Piano Bar” coach and the Toowoomba Municipal Band will be be playing in “The Shed”. There is an amazing line up of activities for the day with Site Tours (Incl. The Dreamtime […]

Railmotor Focus Week

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Our Ex-TGR railmotor DP13 has come a long way since its unfortunate firebombing in Tasmania, much of the structural frame had to be replaced, along with the new interior which had to be built from scratch. The huge amount of work completed to date is a fine testament to the dedication and skills within the […]