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Grandchester Railway Station

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Interesting Queensland History

We attended the Steamfest at Grandchester Railway Station in July 2015. There is lots of history at... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
Daryl N
Brisbane, Australia
Enthusiastic volunteers – worth a stop

The Grandchester Railway station is Queensland Rail’s oldest building. It is open on the first... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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Jul 9, 2018
“Historic location”
Jul 1, 2018
“Great Little Model Railway”
Open on the first Sunday of every month, Grandchester Railway Station, also referred to as Bigge's Camp, was the western terminus of the first section of railway opened in Queensland. The opening occurred with much fanfare on 31 July 1865.
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Rosewood-Laidley Road | Access From Rosewood-Laidley Road, Grandchester, Ipswich, Queensland 4340, Australia
+61 7 3201 7438
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Travelled to this railway station on the Grandchester Express from The Workshops Railway Museum. Well presented building with story boards to explain the significance and history of the location. The stop at this destination enhanced the overall train trip and developed an interest in driving...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank paulen25
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent place for children. 3 little trains running round carrying passengers. $2 a trip. Went to the wrong place at first, the old station, also open on the 1st Sunday, but nothing much there. Some people have rated this based on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

nothing but the station waste of trip out there.... nothing to see except railway old corrupt joh pulled up so many miles of it.... depressing g

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Francis D
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Had a wonderful wander and chat with Greg who was a font of railway knowledge and facts, lots of historical information and equipment.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank John M
Reviewed May 10, 2017

This is a small station, and is open by volunteers only once a month. Please take a road trip out to check it out. The people there were very helpful and informative. Very interesting to see all the things in the old station.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Only open Sundays, no advice given. Disappointed after driving all that way from Coominya on the Cabb and Co trail . Brochure needs to be updated advising people.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Noelene61
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We attended the Steamfest at Grandchester Railway Station in July 2015. There is lots of history at this location. Part of the first railroad in Queensland in 1865. Just 30 minutes west of Ipswich.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Daryl N
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Old historical railway station, used to catch a train here when a kid, seems to be the same as I recall, seen how the tracks are changed and water tanks for the steam locos etc.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank agn610
Reviewed May 17, 2016

I was going for a drive with a friend and we came across this We were amazed at how nice it is.I love all old things and was so existed when we found it..It is worth a stop at

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank manamiss
Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Grandchester Railway station is Queensland Rail’s oldest building. It is open on the first Sunday of each month by volunteers from the National Trust. They will give you an interesting overview of the history of the station (and the township) and show you the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank wal_on_hol
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Geoff S
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Response from manamiss | Reviewed this property |
Access from Rosewood-Laidley Road Grandchester 4341 QLD Open: Normal opening hours: Volunteers open on the first Sunday of the month 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Closed: Closures occur December-January Phone: 07... More