Railco

Railco is a non profit company devoted to restoring and running steam trains. The Ravenshoe railway line is a full size, operating steam railway with original railway infrastructure and buildings. The train runs along the highest track in Queensland - a steeply graded and sharply curved pioneer line through hilly forested countryside. The railway features five first class fully restored timber carriages and a D17 tank engine "Capella". The 7km tourist trip takes one hour.

Address: 
Grigg Street, Ravenshoe, QLD
Tel: 
070976005
Hours: 
Weekends and public holidays
Admission: 
Train trip, adults $10, children $5, family (5 people) $25
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access to train, afternoon teas and souvenir sales
Collection: 
8km track, 4 timber bridges, two locomotives, 15 items of rolling stock etc.
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Items

Locomotive

Steam Locomotive P17 Class

Creator:
Queensland Railways, Ipswich Workshops
Description:
Working locomotive.
Date:
1925
Item Id Number:
268

Locomotive

Steam Locomotive C17 Class

Creator:
Whitworth, Armstrong and Co., England
Description:
Working locomotive.
Date:
1926
Item Id Number:
836

Railway buildings

Ravenshoe and Tumoulin Stations and Ravenshoe Goods Shed

Creator:
Queensland Railways
Description:
Original railway buildings.
Date:
1920s

Railway carriages

Sunshine Express Carriages

Creator:
Queensland Railways
Description:
Original QR Sunshine Express carriages. (Some restored).
Date:
1930s
Item Id Number:
various