Grandchester Railway Station – Steam Train Day

Discover Queensland history along a country road when you visit Grandchester Railway Station, the railway station of yesteryear. Established in 1865, Grandchester Railway Station was originally known as Bigge’s Camp.


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. Volunteers from the Grandchester community offer visitors the opportunity to discover and connect with the character and railway history resonating from the property. Entry is free, but donations are always welcome to assist in maintaining this place so important to the history of Queensland.

Grandchester Railway Station, Rosewood Laidley Rd, Grandchester – Visit Google Maps

Please note that this historic station will be open on Saturday 1st July from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. instead of the Sunday 2 July. The steam train will arrive and depart between 10.30am and 11.30am. Come out, see the steam train arrive and depart and enjoy the atmosphere!

However, if you would like to travel to Grandchester Station on the Grandchester Express steam train, contact the Workshops Rail Museum.

The steam train will be departing at 10 am from the Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich and travelling to historic Grandchester Station. During this 2.5 hour return trip, passengers have the option to disembark at Grandchester station and explore the grounds, watch the locomotive be uncoupled from its train and ran around for its return trip. Tickets must be pre-purchased.
Visit the Workshops Rail Museum website for further details.