Myrtle May the Miniature Steam Train

Myrtle May the Miniature Steam Train

The Miniature Steam Loco Myrtle May’s total length is 11.6m, she runs on 10¼” track and has 3 passenger carriages and a water and coal tender, she can carry more than 12 adults or 18 children at any time!
Myrtle May was built by Nelson Hoey in the name of his wife. Myrtle May`s parts were cast at the Toowoomba foundry. Based on the production drawings of the 1915 C16 Steam locomotive, Myrtle May is a smaller scale model of the C16s, originally designed in 1903 as an improved 4-8-0 loco built by various firms. 15 of the full-sized Locos were built by the Toowoomba Foundry for Queensland Rail. The last of the C16’s was commissioned on 21 April 1915 and withdrawn from service on 28 May, 1964, after travelling 1,134,533 miles around Queensland. The last surviving full scale C16 is currently being restored at Downs Steam.
Highfields Pioneer Village Volunteers aim to run little Myrtle May regularly on last Sunday of every month and special days. 
Tickets are $3 per child and $5 per adult, children under 5years are required to have an adult accompany them, for more information please read the rules of ride. The Village is also open everyday except Christmas Day from 10am to 4pm. 
For more information please phone the Village office:
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Running Days

Myrtle May runs the last Sunday of each Month with the exception of Special Field Days. She can also be booked for private charter!
Sun 11 Dec 2016, 10:00am–2:30pm – Official Opening 10am
Santa Express is 10:30am to 11:00am 
Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:00am–12:15pm
Thu 19 Jan 2017, 10:00am–12:15pm
Thu 26 Jan 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm- Australia Day
Sun 26 Feb 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sat 15 Apr 2017, 10:00am–1:15pm - * Easter Vintage Festival 
Sun 16 Apr 2017, 10:00am–1:15pm - * Easter Vintage Festival
Mon 17 Apr 2017, 10:00am–1:15pm - * Easter Vintage Festival
Sun 28 May 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 30 Jul 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 27 Aug 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 24 Sep 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm
Sun 29 Oct 2017, 10:00am–2:30pm

$5 per Adult
$3 per Child
* Field Day entry fees will apply 

Private Charter 

Why not hire Myrtle May the Miniature Steam Train for your next birthday, christening, Christmas School Excursion or corporate function? Myrtle May is available for private charter on running days between 9am and 10am & 2:30 to 3:30pm. Or other days by appointment. 

Cost is:
1hr for $300
2hrs for $375

NB: As a guideline 1 hr is sufficient for up to 100 pax. 

All aboard the Party Train! For themed Thomas Children's parties please contact us.
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School Excursions

Why not Book a Mini Train Ride with your next School Excursion? 
An informative history lesson about the Toowoomba Foundry will be offered with your Miniature Steam Train Ride. 

$2 per Child  -  (min 20 children)
$5 per Adult 
Teachers & School Staff- FOC
*In addition to your School Excursion Fees, 
Mini Train rides must be pre-booked on your School Purchase Order, thank you.
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