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Destination Blues Steam Train

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
http://www.mezzemoments.blogspot.com
Published October 23rd 2016
The challenge is not to spill your wine
There is nothing really blue about the Destination Blues Steam Train adventure. If anything it is warm and sunny, rainbow red and bright and full, full of fun.

Singer on the train.
Singer on the train.

The Destination Blues Steam Train
The Destination Blues Steam Train

If you haven't had the chance to experience it, then check it out and book your tickets for 2017. Go with some friends and be ready for a few hours of pure fun, good music and some happy times.

The Steam train complete with carriages and a coal fired furnace that produces smuts and smoke departs from Roma Street station and heads to the Glass House Mountains where you alight for a generous barbecue. Drinks are available on board and can be pre- ordered as well. The carriages are heritage and the seats narrow but that makes it cosy and friendly. Everyone is in a good mood, from the wonderful volunteers and staff who are happy to show you to your seat to the helpful housekeeping rules about keeping your limbs firmly by your side after a couple of drinks and not dangling out of the window. We met Irene who is married to a steam train driver and she had some fabulous stories to tell as well as sharing the details of the pins on her hat.

Irene, one of the volunteers
Irene, one of the volunteers


Best of all, of course, is the music that is offered in every one of the carriages. There are one-man to three-men bands, with great vocalists. The female singer in costume, whose pictures appears above, had some old favourites, which she sang in a deep and sultry voice and everyone could join in and enjoy it. They are toe tapping and sing along tunes which just lift your spirits and remind you what life is all about.

Musician on Board
Musician on Board


Band on Board
Band on Board


The venue
The venue


After a few more drinks and a lovely barbecue the bands play on and you can happily spend the next few hours dancing away as twilight turns to darkness and you are once more heading to the train to start the journey back to Roma Street.

The Band at Glass House Mountains
The Band at Glass House Mountains

Dancing the night away
Dancing the night away


One of the bands
One of the bands


The whole experience is just a lot of fun. They are offered at differing times of the day or night so you can choose what best suits you and your friends.

Tickets are $145.00 (plus booking fees and charges). Included in the ticket price is:

your steam train journey to and from the Glass House Mountains
a complimentary welcome drink on arrival
a variety of live blues musicians throughout the steam train journey
a three hour performance by one of Brisbane's leading blues acts; and
an amazing country-style BBQ at the venue

It's an experience you will never forget!

To book your tickets or to read more information on what is on offer go to:
Destination Blues.
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Why? Great heritage steam train with music and food.
When: Various times - see site for bookings.
Phone: 0484 116 345
Where: Roma St to Glass House Mountains.
Cost: $145 pp.
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What a wonderful outing, Marina - innovative and lots of fun!
by Elaine (score: 3|7445) 1390 days ago
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