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Ride a full size replica of the first steam train built in Queensland in 1873, through Queens Park, the first botanical gardens in Queensland,with great views of the Mary River.Then take a tour through the historically listed buildings at Portside...more
We travelled to Maryborough for the Mary Poppins Festival and what a lovely day and of course it wasn't complete without having a ride on the Mary Ann Steam Locomotive. Being train lovers and big kids we enjoyed our journey with all the Mums, Dads,...More
warren m, President at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018
Thank you for your response. When it comes to steam trains, we are all big kids!!
They claim it is 'rail travel as it was in 1873' and a bit of nostalgic fun. I think it took about 20 minutes for the short journey through Queens Park, down to the river and back again. Great treat for the kids and a...More
Trains seem to be part of the fabric of this town. I counted at least three different gauges of railway tracks in town - the Mary Ann was the middle size. Nearby in Queens park is a miniature ride-on train. There are also modern working...More
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Management response:Responded 27 August 2017
Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the experience.
For your information, those big trains you saw, operate on the same track as Mary Ann.
Whether a couple or the whole family, this ride has appeal for all ages. A short walk from the city's main shopping block. We walked from the town hall. Pay on board. Open carriages manned by volunteers who are very safety minded. Not an outing...More
Management response:Responded 5 August 2017
Thank you for your input.
It makes our efforts more worthwhile to hear such positive remarks.
Arrived early on Thursday morning while the volunteers were setting up at the station. Had a good chat to them about the train. Very informative and interesting as was the short train trip through the park to West Maryborough before returning via the dicks area.
We were lucky to visit Marlborough on a Thursday when the Mary Ann operates, it is a replica of the original that was built by Walkers in 1873. This one was built in 1998 at a cost of $250 000, it has 3 beautiful timber...More