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September 26th 2016
Published: September 27th 2016
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As part of the Flower Festival a special excursion train ran from Toowoomba Central Station to the little station at Spring Bluff where steam powered coal trains used to stop halfway up the escarpment to take on water. The little station and stationmaster’s house have been preserved and beautiful flower gardens have been planted. Picnic tables and well-manicured lawns welcome day-trippers from the city. We enjoyed this little trip with Yvonne, Robert & Marge. The trip also gave us a clear perspective on the huge bypass highway being built to take truck traffic up the escarpment without going through the city.

Ravensbourne is a National Park, and also an administrative area containing two man-made lakes: Lake Perseverance and Lake Cressbrook. In this quiet countryside setting we ran across kangaroos again, and a number of campers out for school holidays this week. However, no koalas. Yvonne has NEVER seen a koala in the wild, and is quite jealous we saw one two weeks ago.

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27th September 2016

Love all the pictures!! Looks like you are having a great time. Would love to see more pictures of you and the family...Aunt Yvonne, Uncle Rob and Aunt Marge!!
27th September 2016

great pictures
hope that you are having a great time

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