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Capella on the Atherton to Ravenshoe line. Image courtesy Paul Wilson.

Ravenshoe Steam Railway

Previously known as RAILCO - the Ravenshoe and Atherton Insteam Locomotion Company, RSR has a lease on the QR line from Atherton to Ravenshoe, a distance of about 40 kilometers on the Evelyn Tablelands southwest of Cairns. At present only the 7 km section from Ravenshoe to Toumoulin (Queensland's highest railway station) is operational.

'Capella', an ex Brisbane suburban tank locomotive D17 with its tanks removed (they were full of holes and it hauls a water wagon instead) operates every Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Section car rides are also available on Saturdays at 1:30 pm during the tourist season.

Additional details from the company's web site.

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