The 1079 steam train, better known as
The 1079 steam train, better known as "Bety", pulled seven carriages into Ipswich station at 7am this morning. Rob Williams

Steam train treat for Ipswich commuters

QUEENSLAND Rail has marked 150 years of rail with a surprise steam train journey for morning commuters.

The 1079 steam train, better known as "Bety", pulled seven carriages into Ipswich station at 7am this morning.

The train took passengers to Brisbane, stopping at Redbank, Darra, Corinda and Indooroopilly on the way.

The same train will bring commuters home again this afternoon.

Commemorative train ride from Ipswich to Brisbane to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Queensland Rail. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Commemorative train ride from Ipswich to Brisbane to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Queensland Rail. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

 

 



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