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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

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

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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

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 “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

Champion Paralympians Steven Elliott and Hannah Dodd launch Mary Valley Rattler’s new ‘all access’ carriage

All Access Carriage

Two highly-credentialed para-athletes qualified for next year’s Olympic Games launched the Mary Valley Rattler’s new ‘all access’ carriage today, providing special facilities for wheelchair and other assisted-access passengers. Steven Elliott and Hannah Dodd were meant to have been returning from the Tokyo Olympics at this time, after representing Australia in the Rollers and Gliders wheelchair

Pets On Board the Mary Valley Rattler

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Heritage steam train launches new pet-friendly service with koala-saving Koolie as first four-legged passenger! Queensland’s famed Mary Valley Rattler steam train has gone out of its way to make access available to everyone, and is now extending the commitment further by introducing a new ‘Pets On Board’ service, allowing passengers to share the experience with