The first ever Sydney region departure for steam locomotive R766!
Sydney or Strathfield to Goulburn (return)
Saturday, 15 April 2023
It's not often you get to travel behind two steam locomotives at once - and that's exactly what you will enjoy on this fun day out. Newly restored diesel 42107 will haul the train from either Sydney Terminal or Strathfield to Enfield Yard where our two mighty steam locomotives will take over.
5917 and R766 (leading) will double head our train, unassisted by diesels, all the way to Goulburn. Here you will have several hours to explore, have lunch and shop. Why not join us? This will be a day for the history books!
Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.
Private Compartment - $550 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. Compartments are fitted with tables.
Four Seater Booth - $350 per group
Spacious four seat booth with table in a 'N' type classic non air-conditioned heritage saloon carriage. Booths are fitted with tables.
First Class Duo — $280 for two people
Window seating for two people within a 'N' type classic heritage carriage. Enjoy a large individual seat on either side of a table.
Open seating — $95 pp adult | $70 per child (under 16)
Individual seating for one person in an air-conditioned 'NDS' seating carriage.
First Class Duo — $280 for two people
Window seating for two people within a 'DF' type classic heritage air-conditioned dining carriage. Enjoy a large individual seat on either side of a table.
Blue Lounge First Class Duo — $280 for two people
Lounge seating for two people in an air-conditioned lounge carriage. The lounge car has a small amount portable tables available on request.
Red Lounge First Class Single — $140 for one person
Lounge seating for one person in an air conditioned lounge carriage. The lounge car has a small amount portable tables available on request.
Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote
42107: This privately owned locomotive, one of 10 built in Granville in 1965/66, has recently undergone a year-long restoration. Sporting the NSWGR 'reverse' livery, the double ended streamliner will haul our train from Sydney Terminal to Enfield yard (and vice versa).
PLEASE NOTE: Passengers may disembark at Goulburn. Your ticket is for the round-trip journey aboard the train only. This tour will be diesel hauled from Sydney Terminal to Enfield and return. The remainder of the journey will be steam hauled.
15 April 2023
(Sydney or Strathfield to Goulburn return)
Hauled by R766, 5917 & 42107
Sydney Terminal - dep 06.50am
Strathfield - dep 7.05am
Goulburn - arr 12.05pm | dep 3.20pm
Strathfield - arr. 7.50pm
Sydney Terminal - arr. 8.05pm
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.
A limited buffet service will be available on this train. In the spirit of The Picnic Train, we encourage passengers to bring their own picnic hampers.
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. These will be locked while in metropolitan areas.
There are no charging points on the heritage carriages. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.