ALL ABOARD: David Fagan, Rob Wadley, Geof Kleinig and Steven Voll dress their best for the Anzac Troop Train on Sunday.
ALL ABOARD: David Fagan, Rob Wadley, Geof Kleinig and Steven Voll dress their best for the Anzac Troop Train on Sunday. Rob Williams

Go back to the time of Anzac with troop train re-enactment

QUEENSLAND Pioneer Steam Railway is turning the clock back to 1916 this weekend with their much-anticipated Anzac Troop Train.

The Ipswich Centenary of Anzac Committee is partnering with QPSR to organise the day, which is set to include a re-enactment of the recruitment train trips that look soldiers from Ipswich to war, a vintage vehicle display, live music, the Light Horse Brigade as well as an "Anzac Experience".

"We have secured some recorded anecdotes from veterans which will be included in our Anzac Experience multimedia tent alongside footage from the wars so people will have a real feeling for what it was like," QPSR events manager Robert Shearer said.

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"We're hoping to get more and more bookings coming in as it gets closer.

"We're also pleased to announce the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company will be performing a number of songs from the First and Second World Wars next to the platform."

Mr Shearer said the team at QPSR had worked hard to create a realistic experience to honour the Centenary of Anzac.

"Our re-enactors will be dressed in military and nurse attire and will be interacting with people on the train," he said.

"The event is becoming bigger and bigger by the day, we are suggesting people book midday train trips to get the most out of the day.

"It's going to be a lovely day for the entire family and the gang at QPSR have been working hard to give something back and to commemorate our Anzacs."

The Troop Train will leave Bundamba Racecourse on Sunday at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm, with Anzac-themed activities running throughout the day.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children. Book at qpsr.net



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