Mary Valley Rattler thanks you for your interest in
Donations & Contributions
The Mary Valley Rattler is a Not-for-Profit Organisation that seeks donations for the upkeep of the existing historic facilities and infrastructure and future projects including the restoration & refurbishment of historical railway rolling stock, including locomotives, carriages, and rail motors for the enjoyment of our guests, community, and our team.
Recently Completed 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 BU 1071 was withdrawn from traffic in June 1984, but then reinstated into traffic yb QR, in March 1985.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.