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Links to heritage (aka old) trains, buses and trams plus some related videos.

Heritage Transport

  • Transport Heritage NSW is the main, state government supported saviour of old transport. It is the "umbrella" organisation for many museums, journeys and tours across the state as shown in the Locations and Experiences page.

  • Lachlan Valley Railway operates many heritage train tours throughout the state. Their operation is based in Cowra. Trains run aplenty, with booking available on the web site.
  • Running of the Kiama Picnic Train has been taken over by Sydney Rail Services using LVR loco 5917.

  • East Coast Heritage Rail formerly 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.

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2019 Transport Heritage Expo

New South Wales Transport Museum stages this event over the 3 days of Queens Birthday Weekend in June. This year's event added steam boats to the mix of buses and old trains.

To start with a bang, the first event on Saturday is the Great Train Race, wherein 2 (or 3) trains "race" from Central to Strathfield station. After that event, there are scheduled shuttle services from Central, mostly to Hurstville, but the rail motors had 2 unusual routes - one via Olympic Park station, and the other along the freight lines normally inaccessible to mere mortals.

Information on Garratt locomotives:-

This particular Garratt:-

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2019 ANZAC Train Tour to Broken Hill
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The 2019 ANZAC train tour is to Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales. The journey takes 2 days to Broken Hill, stopping overnight in motels in Parkes. Two days in Broken Hill allowing sightseeing, including Silverton, museums, old mine workings, Pro Hart gallery. And the ANZAC ceremony. Another two day journey returning to Sydney, again stopping in Parkes, where we had dinner and a presentation at the Radio Telescope. Note: ANZAC is the acronym from Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, a combination formed in World War I.

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Locomotive 3801 crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrated its 90th birthday on 19th March 2022. The plan was to have the steam train cross the bridge from the South, stop in the middle, and the electric train would come from the North and stop to celebrate the 90th birthday.

However, there was a problem. The steam loco was locked in its home due to a washout of the track following the persistent rain this year.