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SETS Tours and Events - Ocean & Harbour 46 Class Tour

Join us on our...

46 Class electric loco hauled train
to Cronulla, Lavender Bay and Newcastle

Photo by Hugh Burns 14/12/02

Come and ride behind our 46 class loco on board a vintage train for a fun day out.

Built by Metropolitan-Vickers & Beyer-Peacock in Britain, 4615 was landed in Sydney on 15th November 1956 and entered service on 21st January 1957. It had an operational life of nearly 39 years before retirement on 17th January 1996. It was sold for preservation on 20th April 1998.

Our all day tour will feature 4615 hauling a consist of vintage carriages with lift-up windows. Our route will cover some suburban and interurban lines that have not recently seen electric locomotive hauled trains. Relive the days when 46 class electric locos hauled the Newcastle Flyer - "the fast, convenient, and comfortable means of travel". It will be an enthusiasts event not to be missed.

Additional highlights of the trip will include the City Railway (underground) to Wynyard, crossing the Harbour Bridge and a visit to Lavender Bay Car Sidings. Numerous photo stops have also been allowed along the route.

Our tour will commence with an 8:37 am departure from Central, proceeding to Cronulla via the Illawarra Line. At Cronulla there is a break of 40 minutes while the loco changes ends. We then return to Central and on to the Waverton neck via the North Shore underground line and Harbour Bridge. The train will then proceed down to Lavender Bay.

We then travel to Newcastle via the North Shore (and Main North from Hornsby). At Newcastle there is a 39 minute break while the loco changes ends. We will make an express return from Newcastle - running non-stop to Hornsby (6:54), thence Strathfield (7:17). Our trip will conclude at Central around 7:32 pm.

THE PRE-BOOKED FARES ARE: Adults $94, Concessions $79 and Children (5-18 years) $47. Family fare (1 or 2 adults and unlimited children 5-18) $170.

Buffet car attached. Light refreshments available on the train.

A Booking Form is available to print out and mail with your payment.

For further information, please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864 or write to:

The Bookings Officer
SETS Tours
PO Box 275

Broadway NSW 2007

If you would like to be notified when our next tour is announced
please email us.

In the meantime take a look at the list of PREVIOUS SETS TOURS
A complete list of all our tours from the beginning of SETS in 1992.

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