TOOT, TOOT: The Lion Club of Dysart's train is all ready for Christmas
TOOT, TOOT: The Lion Club of Dysart's train is all ready for Christmas contributed

All aboard for festive fun

IT'S the little train that can, thanks to the help of Moranbah and Dysart businesses.

The Dysart Lions Train will look extra special this year with gleaming red paint.

The Christmas train had a makeover with the help of three Moranbah businesses and the donation of time and expertise from a Dysart friends.

President of the Lions Club of Dysart, Nick Wheeler said the work businesses, Moranbah Paint and Panel, Followmont Transport, Create A Sign and Kenicola Sandblasting.

Mr Wheeler said the train looked fantastic and was wearing a coat that Santa would be proud of.

"The train has been around Dysart since not 1988,” Mr Wheel said.

"It was originally made by some apprentices at Saraji mine on steel rails.”

The train was later donated to a club in Dysart but sat idle until the Lions Club of Dysart took ownership.

The train was given rubber wheels and has been entertaining children at fetes, parties and Christmas.

The little train is now preparing for it next festive tour around Dysart.

Mr Wheeler said the train would take groups around the streets looking at the Christmas lights displays.

"For 10 days the train will look at the lights involved in the Isaac Regional Council Lights Competition,” he said.

Tickets are on sale for the popular ride at the Dysart Community Centre.

The train with its three wagons can carry 34 people.

Mr Wheeler said if anyone missed out on the train rides, groups could book the train out.


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