Grandchester Railway Station Moving People to Places
Visit Queensland’s first railway destination, established in 1865.
Discover Queensland history along a country road when you visit Grandchester Railway Station. Grandchester Railway Station was originally known as Bigge’s Camp. The name was allegedly changed to avoid the title being slurred into ‘Big Scamp’.
The rural township of Grandchester is located 76 kilometres south-west of central Brisbane. Being only an hour’s drive from the capital presents a fantastic opportunity for locals and tourists alike to pack the family into the car and head off for an educational adventure.
Grandchester Railway Station provides a glimpse into the construction and operation of Queensland’s first rail line, which ran initially from Ipswich to Grandchester, before being extended to the Darling Downs. The once-essential equipment and machinery on display will fascinate young and old alike.