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The Beauty of Spring Bluff Station

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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
Published September 25th 2015
Visit the Award Winning Gardens and Historic Train Station
If you are headed out on the Warrego Highway, there's one wonderful place that you must stop at – though it is a little off the Highway. Follow the signs from Hellidon Spa towards Murphy's Creek and you will soon find this little bit of paradise, Spring Bluff Station, lovingly restored by the staff and volunteers.

The Spring Bluff Railway Station is a Heritage Listed site located on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba, though the it is mainly coal and freight trains that use the line these days, although on special occasions one can catch a train from Toowoomba to Spring Bluff.

Spring Bluff Station
Station Gardens


The railway line's history goes back to 1864 when the railway construction was commenced. On April 26th 1867 the first train from Ipswich to Toowoomba passed through the Spring Bluff station.

railway station
Spring Bluff Station

"In 1913, the station handled more than 5500 passengers. Today, the passing of steam trains and the introduction of the centralised traffic control system has brought down the curtain on Spring Bluff as an operational station. The station was decommissioned in August 1992, and the ganger and fettler crew withdrawn in September 1993. The importance of the station was recognised by the National Trust of Queensland which listed the Main Range Railway on its Register in March 1994"

railway station, station master
Station Master


These days it is a popular spot for tourists, especially during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. This year, 2015, the station won First Prize in the Garden Competition, which is no surprise as the garden is certainly spectacular.

flowers


gardens, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Carnival of Flowers


There's a café on site which is open Thursdays to Sundays from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, and it is open every day in September and October but check the café's website for more information. Visit the website for more information www.springbluffrailwaycafe.com

lillies


So do go and visit and learn more about the interesting history of the station. Please note, that because of the uneven terrain, it is not wheelchair friendly.
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Why? Historical Place
Phone: 07 4688 6883
Where: Murphy's Creek
Cost: Free
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Do not miss it.It is stunning.
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|746) 1390 days ago
Very good Di.

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