Open Day

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DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum invites you to our next Drayton station and workshop precinct “open day”, on the first Saturday of the month. Check out just how much progress is being made by our dedicated volunteers and see why DownsSteam is becoming a major Toowoomba tourist attraction. * Explore our family friendly precinct with […]

Merry Christmas

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DownsSteam would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year. Our Drayton Precinct will be closed to the public from Monday December 18th and re-open on Tuesday January 9th 2018. Our January “Open Day” will not be running as it falls during the Christmas Break. We would like to thank all […]

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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Are you looking for a different and unique experience during Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers week? Well head out to DownsSteam Tourist Railway at 16 Cambooya Street Drayton, where you will see what our dedicated team of volunteers have accomplished. Our wonderful gardens have achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ award in this years Carnival of Flowers Garden […]

Easter at Drayton

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Due to the Toowoomba Royal Show and close proximity to Easter, our monthly Open Day for April has been postponed until Easter Saturday & Sunday. In conjunction with the Streets and Lanes festival DownsSteam will be open both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday with live music in the Piano Bar. Check out just how much […]

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 […]

A New Look !

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For the age of the ‘M’ class carriages, built in the early 50s, the interiors are in remarkably good condition. A small group of talented volunteers have spent many, many hours working on the electrical and air conditioning with great success. In addition to all the work on the inside, another group of very hard […]