Southern Downs Steam Railway (SDSR) aims to provide a unique heritage railway experience on the Darling Downs Queensland and Granite Belt through the operation of a tourist railway. The Southern Downs Steam Railway is based at the site of Warwick’s former historic Locomotive Depot in Hamilton Street Warwick Queensland.

Now called the Warwick Railway Precinct, it is the home of operations of our C17 steam locomotive, diesel locomotives and heritage carriage fleet.

Southern Downs Steam Railway offers a range of unique heritage rail experiences through some of the most picturesque countryside’s in Australia. SDSR offers regular tours from Warwick to Wallangarra, Clifton, Wheatvale, Hendon, Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Tenterfield and Stanthorpe.


While Southern Downs Steam Railway may be temporarily shutdown we haven’t forgotten you.

Here are a couple of videos and info to pass the time.

Loco 971. Fired up before close down

Celebrating over 10 years of operation

Winter Steam to Wallangarra

Two Steam Trains at Toowoomba

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Explore the History

Southern Downs Steam Railway is a living Rail Museum. Explore our rich rail history here online or at our Rail Precinct Wednesdays or Thursdays each week.

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