Rattler Railway Company are pleased to announce the appointment of Micheal Green as General Manager of the Mary Valley Rattler following his tenure as Acting General Manager since May 2019.
Mr. Green has been with the Mary Valley Rattler since September 2018, originally appointed as the Assets and Operations Manager. Over that time the not for profit heritage rail operation has grown from strength to strength with refurbished rolling stock added to the fleet enabling increased services and capacity.
“It’s been a great journey to date and a credit to the volunteer team who work tirelessly to ensure the equipment is in tip top shape and refurbished to a meticulous standard. The volunteer team who meet our guests at the Station and on the trains provide an authentic and warm experience and we are receiving lots of positive feedback from our passengers. I am proud to be part of this hardworking team.” Mr Green said.
The Mary Valley Rattler has welcomed over 22,000 guests on board since October 6th, 2018 when rail operations recommenced. Rattler Railway Company Chairman Ian McNicol said, “We are fortunate to have Micheal leading the team, with over 40-years of experience in rail and his hands-on approach, he is across every aspect of the operation. We are excited about the results to date and are looking forward to the coming year with lots of exciting events in the planning for the Mary Valley Rattler.” Mr McNicol said.
The next event on the Rattler calendar is Double Steam Day, a celebration to welcome the historic steam locomotive 967 back to the heritage Mary Valley Rattler branch line.
“Significant works have been undertaken to bring this classic steam engine back home. Many local Queensland businesses have had a hand in the restoration project with the build happening in Gympie at CPM Engineering. We are looking forward to sharing this moment with the community and invite everyone along to be part of the celebrations. Saturday 31st August which will see two steam trains depart the historic Gympie Station and travel through the Mary Valley for the return journey to Amamoor This is a significant moment in time and we invite one and all to the historic Gympie Station to celebrate.” Mr. Green said.