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Australian Sugar Cane Railway

Location
Young St, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Postal address
Young St, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Opening hours
Sunday 10am-4pm; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun during school holidays
Admission
Free/donation


At the Australian Sugar Cane Railway, located in Bundaberg’s Botanic Gardens, qualified personnel operate restored sugar cane coal fired steam and diesel locomotives hauling cane wagons modified to carry passengers. Accredited with Queensland Transport and registered with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, their award winning volunteers provide train rides along two kilometres of the narrow gauge track every Sunday, during school holidays and by arrangement.

Skilled members of the Bundaberg Steam Tramway Preservation Society Inc carry out maintenance and restoration of the locomotives largely on site. In 2008 ASCR’s four-year restoration of the Invicta won the Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia’s Steam Locomotive Restoration Award after members with a myriad of skills contributed in excess of a million dollars worth of labour.

Also operating is the first steam locomotive purchased by Millaquin Sugar Mill to replace horse haulage in 1914, known locally as Germany. Two Bundaberg Foundry built locomotives, No 1 and No 3 complete the steam fleet. A diesel hydraulic locomotive built by E M Baldwin & Sons, Castle Hill, Sydney named Valdora, purchased when Nambour’s Moreton Mill closed in 2003, shows the progression of transportation from the field to the mill.

 

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