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Links to heritage (aka old) trains and some related videos.

Heritage Train Operators

Transport Heritage NSW is the main, state government supported saviour of old trains.
  • It's museum is Train Works at Thirlmere, with train rides every Sunday and for special events.
  • Heritage Express is the tour operator running trains all over the state, especially around Sydney.
  • Valley Heights Museum is located at Valley Heights in the Blue Mountains, with limited open days featuring short rides.

Lachlan Valley Railway operates many train tours, around Sydney and in rural areas, including the popular Kiama Picnic Train from Sydney. Their operation is based in Cowra. Trains run aplenty, with booking available on the web site.

3801 Limited also run trains around Sydney. They are the operators of the famous, stream lined locomotive 3801, which is currently out of service during bolier maintenance. Train tours are currently diesel hauled.

St James Rail operates escorted rail journeys across Australia and around the world.


Assorted train videos for your wasting of time.

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Sydney Heritage Transport, 2014
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Queens Birthday weekend in June is the time to celebrate old means of transport around Sydney - mostly trains, but also buses.

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Heritage Transport Expo, 2016
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Queen's Birthday weekend is time for the Heritage Transport Expo at Sydney's Central Station, including the first appearance of a Red Rattler, with over 80 year old carriages. And the Great Train Race.

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Five days by train around New South Wales
The 2017 ANZAC Rail Cruise was to northern and western New South Wales, aboard a heritage train. While the principal event was the ANZAC Day march in Gilgandra, the train stopped in several locations providing a chance to see and experience a bit more than just what was outside the window.

St. James Rail:

Transport Heritage NSW:

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Transport Heritage Expo 2017
Heritage Transport Expo is held in early June (Queen's Birthday Weekend) at Central Station in Sydney, with displays of trains, and rides on old trains around Sydney, including some using normally freight only routes.