Atherton-Herberton Historic Railway Inc.

Is a not for profit organisation formed , run and managed by a group of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to bringing our 113 year old railway history to life for the benefit of the Tableland community and visitors.

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History meets the modern day.

The Atherton-Herberton Historic Railway Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation formed, run and managed by a group of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to bringing our old railway history, that dates back to 1910 the year the railway arrived in Herberton, back to life for the benefit of the Tableland community and visitors.

Our owned rail network includes 22 km of rail track from Herberton Railway station and workshops to Atherton’s Platypus Park Railway Station.

In Herberton we have the Herberton Railway Station, Railway Museum, Sleeper Cutters Display Shed, Railway Refreshment Room, the main railway workshop, and maintenance centre that supports our overall operations, plus home of the Herberton Men’s Shed.

At the Atherton end of our rail network, we have Platypus Park, including the very popular Station Café, model railway display, retail, and maintenance storage facilities.

Dine in railway carriages while sampling our delectable menu spanning breakfast, lunch and dessert options. Pair your meal with our specialty espresso, leaf tea or fresh, iced beverages. “Meet you at the station”. 

Upcoming Events

2024

Rail Motors

2024 is going to be a big year for us, but also this number being one of our two rail motors, along with its mate 2031, will see them traveling from Herberton to Moomin.

January, February, March 2024

Steam Train Operations.

The Peckett Steam loco & carriage, will be running 27th & 28th Jan. However due to annual maintenance planning, we will not be running in February, but back running in March.  So please check our booking page also our social media for updates etc.

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