With your donation, you will be helping the Mary Valley Rattler
provide safe facilities and comfortable working spaces for our workers, volunteers & guests.

Our current project

Carriage J – No. 1071

BU 1071, a second class suburban carriage, was built at Ipswich railway workshops and entered service on the 30th of October, 1924. It was able to seat 90 second class passengers, on cross bench seats, in nine open compartments, with side door loading. It was constructed of hardwood, yellow wood, pine, and oak. BU 1071 was withdrawn from traffic in June 1984, but then reinstated into traffic yb QR, in March 1985. It remained on QR’s books until 1992. In the late 1990’s it was purchased by Beaudesert Rail and returned to service. After Beaudesert Rail went into liquidation in 2003, the Mary Valley Heritage Railway purchased the carriage. After extensive repairs 1071 commenced operations with the MVHR in 2007.


The Mary Valley Rattler is a not-for-profit organization, therefore when you donate a tax receipt can be provided. Please contact us if you require more information.

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Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide safe, comfortable and professional facilities for our valued volunteers and customers. Safety is our highest priority at the Rattler, followed closely by the enjoyment and customer experience enjoyed by thousands with the Mary Valley Rattler.
Your donation will only ever contribute towards improving the experience & conditions at the Mary Valley Rattler.

If you would like more information about donations, please contact us at info@maryvalleyrattler.com.au or call 07 5482 2750.

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