The Wascoe Siding at Blaxland has been running for over 50 years. **Subject to change or cancellation due to operating conditions. Unfortunately though we don’t visit them as often as we would like. Instead, I climb aboard for my first steam train ride. The trip down via the catamaran was interesting, to say the least! Most are train buffs, many are family and just as many have been involved from the beginning, when the train was a shell covered in graffiti. 8:36. There’s about 1100 metres of 5-inch gauge track to their railway in Ruse Park. “They must be filling her up with some more water,” my dad nods knowingly to me. We had our own carriage which was lovely and we were able to sit. Steam train rides over the rally weekend: We can now announce that in conjunction with Lachlan Valley Railway, steam trains would be running from Richmond to Mulgrave and return about every hour on both days of our rally. I marvel at such uncommon gentlemanly manners. Book an upcoming Tour The Cockatoo Run Sunday 24 May 2020 Cancelled Sunday 28 June 2020 Cancelled Hawkesbury River Express New date soon! It was poorly planned, lacked organisation and showed little consideration for the passengers, from boat to lunch in Wollongong and to rail to Sydney. The toddler smiles and walks up to the engine for a closer look. Would have been known well before the boat docked and should have been conveyed to Heritage Express whose representatives should have given that information to passengers waiting at the wharf. All the crew on the 3642 are volunteers. Not very promising for a good sail.It was only when we were leaving the wharf did a voice came over saying if you're prone to motion sickness perhaps you should get off but added 'I don't know what you would do then?' We chose the the sail down to Wollongong and train up to Sydney. The air-conditioned shop/café has railway-style tucker and barista coffee. Tickets cost $115-$245. A taste of rail nostalgia comes with a mouthful of soot, writes Shaney Hudson. We were expected more in-depth and some historical references, like the spot at which Hargreaves took his box glider off the cliffs near Stanwell Tops. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The staff were very helpful & chatty, but busy collecting all the sick bags. Again, best to check the relevant Facebook page for updates. your journey to the Cooneana Homestead and Heritage Village​ as part of the Picnic Train from Bundamba to Swanbank. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! TickholeProductions 248 views. Trains run daily (except Christmas Day) at 11am, 1pm, 3pm from Clarence Station. You’ll find an extensive 5″ gauge miniature railway at Galston Valley Railway. The Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway only operates because of a dedicated band of Volunteers. Nearly all run one day a month throughout the year. The museum is based at Thirlmere but our trip leaves Sydney's Central Station and travels to the Blue Mountains to coincide with the Winter Magic Festival. There’s a variety of miniature trains such as steam and diesel and different rail routes (both elevated and ground-level) so you can easily spend a couple of hours watching and riding trains. Passengers would have been able to make a more informed decision before boarding the boat. Join us at Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway this Christmas for a very special set of Twilight picnic trains. And is lots of fun with a tunnel and inner and outer tracks. While the 3642 does the hard work, we're served morning tea. Hanging out the side of the train is an unsafe but irresistible pleasure. But it was not; it was poorly organised and lacked the professionalism we had experienced on previous heritage rail journeys. It is a glimpse of the past, before terrorism and carbon offsetting – a nicer, simpler time for travel. The heritage bus, a food van and nightly entertainment will be on site from 2pm each day with the Ipswich Orpheus Choral and the Amberly Brass Band both bringing a festive air of carols to the nights and gives passengers a chance to relax before or after the train trip. Would definitely do the trip again, just hope for better weather! But work is underway on stage 2 which includes 300m more of track, plus a train station. The commentary on board the boat was geographical and referred a lot about his personal experience. Additional Trains run on … Sadly that's where good idea for the day stopped. Steamrail Victoria is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the restoration and operation of historic railway vehicles. Plus the ride on, larger Pioneer Express, which goes around a larger section of the Village. 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We have travelled several times on the Heritage train journeys and have find them always fantastic not so cheap but wonderful The last one we traveled by a 3 level huge ferry across the harbour outside the Sydney head and down towards Wollongong and on the way we were, privileged to sea wales and on arriving in the port we had a beautiful lunch by the beach with a walk back to the station and got on the steam train for our journey home The train was great with perfect carriages renovated to it's original with a bar/food The staff were ever so welcoming and friendly We highly recommended the trip, The fare they charge, I can easily buy a return business class flight to London, and when you get onboard, you barely get much, they badly restored the rolling stocks, not followed what it used to be, service are rude, especially the day trip steam train, staff happy to, physically push you around!, when make complaint to them, they keep using the word "we are volunteer not for profit organisation" etc.