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The Rylstone Rocket

Sydney–Rylstone (return)


Saturday, 29 May 2021


Travel in style behind a classic diesel locomotives from Sydney to the charming colonial town of Rylstone, or Kandos on Saturday, 29 May 2021.

Ride in our stunning air-conditioned Zephyr Club Lounge car or chose opening-window First Class seating. For families and groups, try our opening-window Private Compartments.


Enjoy complimentary champagne and canapés in the club lounge on the climb over the Blue Mountains. Breakfast and other snacks can be purchased from our buffet car, while drinks can be purchased from the buffet or the bar in the club lounge.


Sit back, enjoy the stunning picture views of the world-renowned Capertee Valley with a glass of wine in the hand.


You’ll have plenty of time for a relaxing lunch at a variety of cafés and pubs in either Kandos or Rylstone and a stroll around the historic towns before reboarding.


On the return journey, The Rylstone Rocket will whisk you home through the golden afternoon sun.


The Rylstone Rocket skirts the stunning Capertee Valley — the second widest canyon in the world!



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


Private Compartment:

Six People — $600 (Private Compartment seating of up to 6 family members, or groups with regular social contact)

*Two extra children may travel under this booking without needing to purchase extra tickets (8 total).


First Class Duo:

Two People — $250 (Two First Class window seats guaranteed)

Zephyr Club Lounge:

One Person — $160 (Lounge car seating, including a glass of Champagne and Canapés)


Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote




Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment


Condition of travel:

  • Passengers will be asked to check-in using the QR code provided using the Service NSW app. (Please make sure someone in your party has the Service NSW app installed. if you do not have a smart phone, help will be provided)
  • Passengers are asked to wear a face mask when boarding and alighting from the train
  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats, except for toilet visits
  • Passengers are asked to wear face masks for toilet visits and any time while moving around their carriage.
  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant.
  • Other conditions may be implemented and some relaxed on the day depending on current COVID-19 restrictions




(outbound journey)

  • Sydney Terminal dep 7.25am
  • Strathfield dep 7.40am
  • Parramatta dep 7.55am
  • Penrith dep 8.15am
  • Springwood dep 8.50am
  • Kandos arr 12.25pm
  • Rylstone arr 12.45


(return journey)

  • Rylstone dep 3.00pm
  • Kandos dep 3.20pm
  • Springwood arr 7.20pm
  • Penrith arr 8.00pm
  • Parramatta arr 8.20pm
  • Strathfield arr 8.35pm
  • Sydney Terminal arr 8.50pm


*Preliminary 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 trip details.


Buffet Car:

A buffet car will be serving barista-made coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and light snacks. Customers are welcome to bring along picnic hampers, snacks and drinks.


BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys will not be permitted



Toilets are available in all carriages and will be locked off while in metropolitan areas.


Mobile Phones:

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


Motive Power:

Heritage diesel-electric locomotives will haul The Rylstone Rocket

Relax with Champagne and Canapés in the Zephyr Club Lounge

View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo

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