Australia’s oldest steam locomotive on display for Ipswich Planes, Trains and Carriages

Trainspotters and rail enthusiasts hold on to your wood claws as a fleet of over a dozen unique, historic and beautiful trains will be on display at The Workshops Rail Museum for Planes, Trains and Autos festival on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the festival would be a great family day out celebrating all things aviation, rail and motoring, including the A10 No.6, the oldest locomotive in working steamer from Australia on display at the museum.

“Built in Scotland and brought to Bundaberg around 1896, the A10 No. 6 has a long history in our state and is an important part of the Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet, and holds pride of place in the museum,” said the Mayor Harding.

“The historic locomotive served at the Ipswich factory well into the 1960s before going on farewell operational duties in a prominent role in Queensland Rail’s centenary celebrations, hauling a special train along the original route from Ipswich to Grandchester in 1965.

“If No. 6 doesn’t stoke your fire, there will be simulators, wooden carriages, coaches and trains of all ages and sizes from blue class 1250 diesel locomotive No. 1262 when you will enter the recreated inclined train further inside the museum.

Jose P. Rogers