Travel by steam direct from Sydney to the NSW Rail Museum

Experience the excitement of steam on a special heritage train experience from Sydney to the NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere and return.

Catch Australia's largest operating steam locomotive, Beyer-Garratt 6029, one-way and double-headed steam locomotives 3526 and 3801 the other way (see timetable below for locomotive directions of travel).

At Thirlmere, enjoy just over 3-hours of free time to explore the NSW Rail Museum and wander the extensive collection and exhibitions on display. Museum entry is included.

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NSW RAIL MUSEUM EXPRESS

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022
Onboard the train

Sit back and relax inside one of our beautifully restored former NSW Government Railway carriages and take in the scenery, as we huff and puff our way to from Sydney to the NSW Rail Museum.

Onboard, you can order light snacks and refreshments throughout the journey using our online buffet ordering system. You can also bring your own packed lunch to enjoy either on the train, or on the grounds at the Museum.

At the NSW Rail Museum

Whether it's the stunning Governor General's Carriage or the Rail Pay Bus – used for transporting employees’ wages all over the state's rail system, we have something interesting to see at every corner. 

Read more about the NSW Rail Museum >

Fares and classes of travel

From the moment you step aboard, you'll be transported into the past. Choose from THREE different seating and on-board service options as follows:

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Open Saloon Car

Travel in an open saloon car and be part of the action. 

SINGLE

 $110

Compartment Car

Travel inside a private compartment aboard one of our stylish Edwardian-era carriages, featuring polished cedar interiors throughout. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the return journey.

PRIVATE COMPARTMENT

FOR UP TO SIX (6) PEOPLE

$450

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Lounge Car

Travel by Lounge Class and experience the romance of rail with spacious open lounge seating and a private observation deck. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the return journey.

SINGLE

$250

Timetable

You can join the train at either Central, Strathfield or Glenfield.

The below timetable will be confirmed one week prior:

SATURDAY 16 JULY

FORWARD JOURNEY

BEYER-GARRATT 6029

CENTRAL

STRATHFIELD

GLENFIELD

THIRLMERE

9.10am

9.25am

10.00am

11.35am

RETURN JOURNEY

LOCOMOTIVES 3526 + 3801

THIRLMERE

GLENFIELD

STRATHFIELD

CENTRAL

2.55pm

4.20pm

5.05pm

5.25pm

SUNDAY 17 JULY

FORWARD JOURNEY

LOCOMOTIVES 3526 + 3801

CENTRAL

STRATHFIELD

GLENFIELD

THIRLMERE

9.10am

9.25am

10.00am

11.35am

RETURN JOURNEY

BEYER-GARRATT 6029

THIRLMERE

GLENFIELD

STRATHFIELD

CENTRAL

2.55pm

4.20pm

5.05pm

5.25pm