THE RYLSTONE ROCKET
Lithgow to Rylstone (return)
Saturday 19 August, 2023
Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.
Private Compartment - $460 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 - $290 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 Non Air-conditioned — $200 for two people
Spacious seating for two in a four seat booth with table in a 'N' type classic non air-conditioned heritage saloon carriage. Booths are fitted with tables.
First Class Duo Lounge Car — $200 for two people
Seating for two in an air-conditioned lounge carriage. This carriage is not fitted with tables however a small amount of portable tables may be available on request.
Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote
Experience the romance of steam on a day trip from Lithgow to Kandos or Rylstone and return. Your journey travels along the former Gwabegar Line through the spectacular Capertee Valley - the second largest canyon in the world!
The town centre in Rylstone is a short walk from the former railway station and you will have ample time to visit this delightful country town before the return trip to Lithgow. The trip is ideal for small and big children alike!
PLEASE NOTE: Passengers may disembark at Kandos or Rylstone. Your ticket is for the round-trip journey aboard the train only. Passengers do not disembark at Clandulla.
19 August 2023
(Lithgow to Rylstone return)
Lithgow - dep. 09.30am
Kandos - 12.03pm dep. 12.07pm
Rylstone - arr. 12.27pm
Rylstone - dep. 15.30pm
Kandos - arr. 15.50pm dep. 15.55pm
Lithgow - arr. 17.41pm
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.