In a park in Woodridge, you can sit back relax and enjoy a ride with your family around the park in a miniature train.
The Logan Model Engineering Society Inc. run their electric and steam engines on the Logan City Railway at Ewing Park off Netball Drive.
Every second and forth Sunday of the month between 10am and 4pm, the small number of volunteers get together to have their running day where anyone can ride for only $3.
The narrow-tracked train loops the end of the park and goes through a tunnel before passing back by the station. Passengers get to experience the track several times for their money.
The open aired carriages give a 360-degree view of the park and children of almost all ages can ride, under five need a parent. But it is not just for children, as adults are more than welcome to ride and enjoy a bit of fun travelling around the park.
To help make a day of fun, the park the trains run in has recently had a new playground built and has places for picnics and electric BBQ’s. A bike track, small and large off leash dog area, basketball and volleyball courts and wheelchair accessible toilets.
The track was opened in 1991 by then Premier Wayne Goss with much attention from locals and a strong club ready to get on track.
The City of Logan almost lost the trains and track to a group in New South Wales when the society closed in late 2012 due to lack of members and other internal issues. However, a few members got together to save the lines and restarted the society and rebuilt it to former glory.
The club only run twice a month, but they can cater for birthday parties and special events. They are also looking for more volunteers who they will teach everything from track maintenance, train repairs and even driving the trains.
The Logan Model Engineering Society Inc. can be found on Facebook, or you can contact David on 0414 619 739.