Author Archives: Hannah Dorey

Mary Valley Rattler to launch inaugural Murder on the Rattler Express – Friday 13th August


Railways have always been the perfect venue for a rattling good murder mystery, and on Friday 13th August, the Mary Valley Rattler will host its first ever murder mystery train tour, during which guests will need to uncover a murder most foul. Passengers are encouraged to dress in their finery for the event, which will

Mary Valley Rattler takes to the road to shine spotlight on Gympie

Rattler On The Road At The Canowindra Intl Balloon Festival

30 April 2021 Gympie’s iconic tourism attraction, the Mary Valley Rattler, has partnered with the Grey Nomads Awards to take the Rattler on the Road with their official car wrapped to look like a ‘mini Rattler’ as it drives across the country. Mary Valley Rattler has formed a sponsorship agreement with the Grey Nomads Awards,

Leading Gympie legal figure joins Rattler Railway Company Board

John Cartwright, New Board Member Of The Rattler Railway Company

21 April 2021 Highly-regarded local solicitor, John Cartwright, who has been at the helm of Gympie solicitors Power & Cartwright for 28 years, is to join the Board of the Rattler Railway Company (RRC). Mr Cartwright has been an influential figure in the local community, not only through his extensive legal and business connections, but

Gympie Station to relive its World War association with special Mary Valley Rattler ANZAC Express

All Aboard The Mary Valley Rattler

15 April 2021 Gympie Station will relive its direct association with Australia’s war efforts by staging a dedicated ANZAC Express Train on Sunday 25 April. The ANZAC Express service will include lunch at historic Gympie Station, followed by a special train service aboard the Mary Valley Rattler to Amamoor. Lunch will start from 11.45am, with

Hop on board the Mary Valley Rattler for special Easter family services

Steam Man And Mary Valley Rattler

23 March 2021 The Mary Valley Rattler is organising a range of special services over Easter to cater for families. Four special ‘Hop on Board’ services have been scheduled daily from 2 – 5 April, with the Rattler’s mascot – Steam Man – joining kids on board and in an Easter Egg Hunt at Amamoor

Andrew Farriss gets on board Mary Valley Rattler steam train to film new ‘outlaw’ video for his debut solo album

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Watch the video: INXS co-founder, Andrew Farriss, is using a rollicking video set on board the historic Mary Valley Rattler to promote the release of his debut solo album this Friday, 19 March. ‘Run Baby Run’ has been released as a single ahead of the album launch, and the video tells a tale of

Mary Valley Rattler launches new Veils & Rails weddings packages to start marriages on the right track

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Gympie’s heritage Mary Valley Rattler steam train has launched new packages designed specifically for weddings, providing a unique experience that guarantees couples start their new life together on the right track. The wedding couple can choose their preferred train and carriages, many dating back over 100 years. For a large wedding, the C17 Class Steam

Mary Valley Rattler offers lovers a ticket to ride on the Valentine’s Love Train

Mary Valley Rattler Love Train Couple

1 February 2021 The Mary Valley Rattler is offering couples the ultimate ‘romance of the rails’ experience with an exclusive Valentine’s Love Train service on Saturday evening 13 February. In the perfect lead-up to Valentine’s Day, the Rattler Love Train will depart historic Gympie Station at 5pm, 13 February, taking a leisurely scenic sunset ride

Mary Valley Rattler “Rattler Mates” membership for locals


The Mary Valley Rattler’s Australia Day community event was a wonderful opportunity to thank the frontline workers for their outstanding efforts over 2020. The event was made possible with a grant from the National Australia Day Council. Mary Valley Rattler General Manager Mike Green was pleased to see so many families at the Station enjoying

Mary Valley Rattler to recognise emergency workers and Gympie community in Australia Day celebrations

Mary Valley Rattler Australia Day 2019

11th January, 2021 The Mary Valley Rattler will use a grant from the National Australia Day Council to recognise the efforts of emergency and front-line workers in 2020, by staging a free community event at Gympie Station on 26 January 2021. A special Aussie Express train service will steam out of Gympie Station at 10am