Southern Downs Steam Railway operated a 3-day steam train excursion along the South Western Line to the border town of Goondiwindi. with trips to Toobeah

During the May 1 Labour Day weekend, the Southern Downs Steam Railway operated a 3-day steam train excursion along the South Western Line to the border town of Goondiwindi.

During its stay in Goondiwindi the train also operated 2 shuttles out to the small town of Toobeah approximately 40km's to the west for the locals to experience a steam train ride.

The first day captured the train at numerous places along the line on its way to Goondiwindi.

Built by the Walker brothers in the early 1950s, the train was living in a museum in Chinchilla, when a group of Warwick train lovers bought it, stripped it down and rebuilt it. It’s been carrying paid passengers for nearly 10 years.

Here’s some footage by Paul Shepherd that captures the joy of the ride.