(From left) Ross Kelly, Peter Adams, Jeff Newey, Greg Newey, Bob Amos, John Davis, Murray Sondergeld and John Brady before the steam train cruised out to Goondiwindi, followed by the MGs at the weekend.
(From left) Ross Kelly, Peter Adams, Jeff Newey, Greg Newey, Bob Amos, John Davis, Murray Sondergeld and John Brady before the steam train cruised out to Goondiwindi, followed by the MGs at the weekend. Georja Ryan

Steam trains a spectacular sight

THE Southern Downs Steam Railway experienced a wonderful trip to Goondiwindi at the weekend, with more than 50 MG cars following closely at their tail.

Steam Railway committee member Lindsay Mills said everybody enjoyed the experience, both on the tracks and on the road.

"We are not sure who won the race but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the weekend," Mr Mills said.

"Our Sunday trips from Goondiwindi to Toobeah were heavily booked by the people of Goondiwindi and the MG car club."

Mr Mills said he wanted to thank all involved for making it a memorable weekend.

"We would like to thank (Goondiwindi) Councillor David McMahon for his generous support and advertising, also a big thank you to Raylene at the Goondiwindi Customs House for the handling of tickets for Toobeah train trips," Mr Mills said.

"Thanks also to our members who put on a barbecue lunch at Inglewood on our way out."

At Toobeah on Sunday the local kindergarten and nursery school provided the passengers with morning tea and a barbecue lunch.

For information on future steam train trips, visit southerndownssteamrailway.com.au, give them a bell on 4661 9788 or email enquiries@southerndownssteamrailway.com.au.



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