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Mary Valley Rattler Steam Train
Passenger services on the Mary Valley Rattler are currently suspended due to major track defects.
In June 2013 the Queensland government announced major funding to return the Rattler to its former glory. MVHR are running short trips at Gympie station several times eaxh month. The refreshment rooms at Gympie Station continue to be open and are worth a visit. For the latest news and events visit the website: Mary Valley Heritage Railway
Mary Valley Rattler Steam Train The Rattler's spectacular journey begins at historic Gympie Railway Station. Built in 1913, the station building is a living tribute to Gympie and Cooloola's golden rail heritage which began in the 1870's and is a link to the region's "Golden" past.
Passing through Gympie City, its southern suburbs and the station at Monkland, The Rattler crosses the Mary River. The journey continues into the scenic Mary Valley where the railway line negotiates the steep slopes of the Mary River, offering spectacular views. Throughout the Rattler's journey, the traveller can experience rural life and view commercial dairies, livestock enterprises and the farms of the steep slopes of the Mary Valley which produce pineapples, macadamias and other crops.
The Mary Valley line has an abundance of curves, gradients and bridges. These are evidence of the hard work that was needed to build the railway line before and during the First World War. The Mary Valley line includes stations at the villages of Dagun, Amamoor, Kandanga and Imbil. The Rattler stops at these fully restored, landscaped and original stations where good, old fashioned country hospitality can be enjoyed.