Exchange for the Locomotive in Mitchell Memorial Park

Maranoa Regional Council is seeking the views of the community regarding their preferences of the items offered by Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway (QPSR) in exchange for retired Mitchell locomotive C170, which is currently in the Mitchell Memorial Park.

The locomotive C170, spent the last 10 years of its working life in Ipswich on the Swanbank Line, and will be returning there later this year to be restored to a working locomotive by QPSR.

The options offered by QPSR:

  • Westlander MAS Sleeping Car 1540 and/or a miniature train and riding car.

  • A cab to be mounted in the park or elsewhere as potential playground equipment. There will also be an interpretive display installed about the original locomotive.

Council held a community consultation session on Wednesday, 3 April 2019. If you missed the session, you can still provide your feedback.

The feedback period closes Friday, 26 April 2019. 

To provide your feedback please click here

For more information, please contact Council’s Local Development Officer – Mitchell on 1300 007 662.