Steam Train Tour – Warwick Wallangarra Return
Optional Lunch on Wallangarra Railway Station.
After easing into the uphill sections between Warwick (1,492ft), and Silverwood (1,913ft), we leave civilisation and wind up past sandstone ruins of Spring and Mineral Creek bridges before a short stop to check the locomotive before passing through the two tunnels on the line.
After this brief pause, it’s time to enjoy the spectacular views as we climb the Silverwood range to Dalveen where we pass The Summit (3,035ft), the highest QR station. Since leaving Warwick, we have risen 1,543 feet in the space of 32 miles. After passing The Summit we coast down into Stanthorpe for a 30 minute stop.
We continue from here at 10:45am, descending into granite country as we make our way to the Queensland – New South Wales Border. After passing Lyra (2,305ft), we start the 577 feet climb into Wallangarra (2,882ft), where we will make our stop at 12:10pm for lunch.
If relevant… Train departure from Wallangarra is at 2:10pm for a leisurely heritage train trip back to Stanthorpe, arriving at 3.35pm. We will depart here at 3.50pm to make our way back down the range with a setting sun before we arrive back in Warwick at 6.00pm.
Please arrive at the Warwick Railway Station, Lyons Street Warwick at lease 30 minutes before departure and bring along a copy of your email issued ticket for all family members.