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Gulflander 125th Anniversary

Started by ozbob, July 17, 2016, 06:42:43 AM

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A legend​​ of the outback

Take a journey aboard the legendary Gulflander for a rail journey unlike any other. Originally built to connect the once bustling river port of Normanton with the rich gold fields of Croydon, today the Gulflander is a tourism icon.

Also known as the 'Tin Hare', this legendary rail motor is one of the last great characters of the rail world. From wetlands and grasslands to arid Savannah territory, the Gulflander travels through countryside that most people will never see. This nostalgic rail journey is the perfect way to discover an area steeped in pioneering history and heritage. Normanton was the port for the Croydon Gold Rush and is a terminus of the Normanton Railway Station which features preserved Victorian architecture. Just 30 kilometres south west of Normanton is camp 119, Burke and Wills' most northerly camp. Croydon is a small town with a big history which started with the discovery of gold in 1885. With Barramundi fishing year round, Lake Belmore is located just four kilometres from Croydon. As the Gulflander only carries a small number of passengers, you will experience a friendly atmosphere which adds to the charm. Enjoy morning tea en route as the on board accredited Savannah Guides keep you entertained with trivia, species identification, amusing stories and colourful characters.

Join us in celebrating the Gulflander's 125th Anniversary
"A Railway built by George Phillips and his revolutionary steel sleepers"
Everyone is invited to dress in period costume and enjoy the days events.

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Passengers and the local community are welcome to enjoy a complimentary breakfast at 7am at Normanton Station

Gulflander departs from Normanton at 8:30 am and arrives Croydon at 1:30 pm

Passengers and the local community are welcome to enjoy a complimentary barbeque dinner at Croydon Railway Station at 6pm with entertainment and special guests. Limited availability.

Thursday 21st July 2016

Gulflander departs from Croydon at 8:30 am and arrives Normanton at 1:30 pm

For further details & tickets please call the Gulflander reservations at 07 4745 1391​
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