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Baldwin steam train returns to Dreamworld

By 1 February 2016 No Comments

Following a one-day test run on Australia Day, Dreamworld has confirmed that its Baldwin steam train will return to operate on the first Saturday of every month.

Dreamworld’s three kilometre narrow gauge railway was once home to two steam engines — Baldwin (built 1917) and Perry (built 1951).

Baldwin, originally known as the Cannonball Express, was one of the original attractions at Dreamworld when it opened in 1981.

Both train and theme park enthusiasts were disheartened to see both trains retired in late 2013, in favour of a more environmentally-friendly diesel locomotive.

It goes without saying that many enthusiasts flocked to social media following the one-day test run of Baldwin last Tuesday, with many hoping for a more permanent arrangement.

The good news is that Dreamworld have confirmed to us that the Baldwin steam train will operate on the first Saturday of every month, and will be on standby for special events in the future.