NORTH WEST PICNIC TRAIN
Maitland to Quirindi or Werris Creek (return)
Saturday, 13 May 2023
Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.
Private Compartment - $500 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 - $300 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 Single — $145 for one person
Seating for one people within a 'N' type classic heritage carriage. Enjoy a large individual seat on either side of a table.
First Class Duo — $300 for two people
Seating for two people within our air-conditioned lounge carriage.
First Class Single — $145 for one person
Seating for one within our air-conditioned lounge carriage.
Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote
Travel behind classic heritage diesel-electric locomotives from Maitland to Werris Creek and return as we speed through the Hunter Valley in style on the North West Picnic Train. The train will be hauled by our very own 4903 and streamliner 42107.
Setting off from Maitland Railway Station, the train will also make stops to pick up at Singleton and Muswellbrook, stopping to drop off at Quirindi before continuing to Werris Creek.
The train will be in Werris Creek for approximately two hours. While there, be sure to check out the heritage listed railway station and the Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum located within the station precinct.
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 on this tour.
4903: Affectionately known as 'Tarpy', our diesel locomotive continues to be the unsung hero of operations, moving carriages, helping to shunt trains or tagging along to provide a little assistance.
PLEASE NOTE: Passengers may disembark at Quirindi. Your ticket is for the round-trip journey aboard the train only.
13 May 2023
(Maitland to Werris Creek return)
Maitland - dep. 09.30am
Singleton - dep. 10.13am
Muswellbrook - dep. 11.00am
Murrurundi - arr. 12.26pm
Quirindi - arr. 13.28pm
Werris Creek - arr. 13.48pm
Werris Creek - dep. 4.00pm
Quirindi - arr. 4.23pm
Murrurundi - arr. 5.29pm
Muswellbrook - arr. 6.43pm
Singleton - arr. 7.39pm
Maitland - arr. 8.39pm
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.