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Sun 25 Jun 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 30 Jul 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 27 Aug 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 24 Sep 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 29 Oct 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm

Where: Highfields Pioneer Village, 73 Wirraglen Rd, Highfields, Kleinton, Toowoomba & District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - Mini Train Ride: $7.62 ($5.00 + $2.62 fees)
  • Child - Mini Train Ride: $5.58 ($3.00 + $2.58 fees)
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The Miniature Steam Loco Myrtle May’s total length is 11.6m, she runs on 10¼” track and has 3 passenger carriages and a water and coal tender, she can carry more than 12 adults or 18 children at any time!

Myrtle May was built by Nelson Hoey in the name of his wife. Myrtle May`s parts were cast at the Toowoomba foundry. Based on the production drawings of the 1915 C16 Steam locomotive, Myrtle May is a smaller scale model of the C16s, originally designed in 1903 as an improved 4-8-0 loco built by various firms. 15 of the full-sized Locos were built by the Toowoomba Foundry for Queensland Rail. The last of the C16’s was commissioned on 21 April 1915 and withdrawn from service on 28 May 1964, after travelling 1,134,533 miles around Queensland. The last surviving full-scale C16 is currently being restored at Downs Steam.

Highfields Pioneer Village Volunteers aim to run little Myrtle May regularly on last Sunday of every month and special days. Children under 5 years of age are required to have an adult accompany them. Sausage Sizzle $2.50 each, Billy Tea and Damper $5 each. The Village is also open everyday except Christmas Day from 10am to 4pm. (Optional ticket to the Village: $10 Adults, $5 Child). For more information please phone the Village office on (07) 4696 6309.

Highfields Pioneer Village is run entirely by Volunteers dedicated to preserving the History of the Darling Downs for Future Generations.