MORE than 60 people turned out to welcome the steam train commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Anzac.

Some were there to pay tribute to the troops and others were train enthusiasts.

Although the train stopped briefly at the Bundaberg station none of the passengers were able to disembark.

But there were plenty of Australian flags and family members who had come to greet passengers on the train.

Byrel Job said she was there to see the train coming through Bundaberg.

"My dad was not allowed to go to the Second World War because he was an engineer making equipment," she said.

Mrs Job said she had planned to go to the station and see the train since it was first advertised.

"This has been very exciting for all the people in Bundaberg, especially the children," she said.

Mrs Job said she was extremely proud of all the Australian men and women who had gone overseas to fight in wars.

"I find it very sad and emotional about how many lives were lost, especially the young ones," she said.

"We have to show our respect."

Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said it was wonderful to have the train stop in Bundaberg.

"It means people can have a good look at it," she said.

"It brings back a time when train travel was at its peak."

The steam locomotive was towing nine authentic refurbished carriages and left Winton on Monday.

It made overnight stops at several places along the way.



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