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Gosford Steam Train Rides 2023

Gosford to Hawkesbury River (return) 

  • Saturday 2, December, 2023

  • Sunday 3, December, 2023

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Please Note: All shuttle fares are for same-day return travel.


Private Compartment - $150 per group

Enjoy the benefit of an entire compartment to yourselves in a heritage 'FS' type non air-conditioned carriage - great for families and social groups! One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people, including children. 

Family of Four - $85 per group

This option is suitable for a maximum of four people and includes two window seats in a spacious area with table.

First Class Duo— $80

First Class seating for two people. Two window seats in a spacious booth or Lounge. 

What better way to spend some quality time with friends and family, than by taking a steam train ride by the waterside? The Picnic Train™ is pleased to offer a weekend of steam train trips between Gosford and Hawkesbury River (Brooklyn).

After boarding the train at Gosford Railway Station, heritage  diesel 42107 leads the train on a leisurely ride through the bayside towns, into the ‘mile-long’ Woy Woy tunnel and along the beautiful Mullet Creek, before crossing the Hawkesbury River Bridge and into town.

Steam locomotive 5917 then blasts out of Hawkesbury River, through the Long Island tunnel and over the famous bridge, steaming along Mullet Creek and up the steep, challenging grade into the Woy Woy tunnel and along the Brisbane Water shoreline back to Gosford.


Please pay special attention to the number and type of seats you have selected before making your purchase.

Indicative Timetable 


Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd  November

(Gosford Return Trips)

Train 1

  • Gosford- dep. 09.05a

  • Gosfordarr.   10.30 am

Train 2

  • Gosford- dep. 11.40 a

  • Gosfordarr.   12.55 pm

Train 3

  • Gosford- dep. 1.40p

  • Gosfordarr.   3.00pm

Train 4

  • Gosford- dep. 3.40p

  • Gosfordarr.   4.55pm

NOTE: The locomotive rostered for each service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change due to operational reasons with or without notice. Your ticket is for the journey and is not dependent on the locomotive advertised.

*Indicative times only. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. An update email will be sent to the ticket booking a couple of days prior to the event with final details. Train departure and arrival times are subject to change at any time. Should anything change on the day the onboard crew will keep you informed.

Buffet Car:

We encourage passengers to bring their own picnic hampers. A small buffet car will be attached to the train


BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys are not permitted. 


Babies and Toddlers:

Babies in arms and small toddlers not requiring a booked seat may be brought along at no additional cost.

Prams, wheelchairs and walkers:

Due to space restrictions and for the safety of all aboard, large prams and mobility equipment cannot be taken aboard the train.  You may bring a small collapsible pram that can be stored in overhead luggage racks. The pram must be collapsed and ready to bring aboard when the train arrives at the platform. If in doubt please call us for further information.


Toilets are available in most carriages. Toilets will be open, but we suggest using the station toilets before boarding. 


Mobile Phones:

There are no charging points on the heritage carriages. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.



Please pay special attention to the number and type of seats you have selected before making your purchase.

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