Listen to Smithy’s interview with ABC about the Outback Rail Adventure Site Official Opening.
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Listen to Smithy’s interview with ABC here about the Outback Rail Adventure relocation launch from Ipswich to its new home Longreach.
***Historic Bullet Trains Given New Lease Of Life As Outback Attraction***
In October 2022, Outback Aussie Tours relocated two iconic Queensland Rail heritage 2000 class rail motors from Ipswich to their new home in Longreach, Outback Queensland.
The silver bullet rail motors (RM2034 and RM 2036) were built in 1971, fitted with 12.5L Leyland engines and are currently housed at Queensland Rail’s Ipswich Workshop.
The 2000 class rail motors originally ran services in Brisbane’s southside and the north coastline to Gympie and Bundaberg and the Corinda-Yeerongpilly shuttle. They were used by Queensland Rail (QR) Heritage for special tours to Toowoomba for the Carnival of Flowers and removed from service on 26 January 2000 but have been retained by QR for charter and QR departmental work.