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Galston Valley Railway
and Melbourne Hitachi & Sydney U-set Cars


Our next tour will give you the opportunity to see one of the best model live steam facilities in Sydney and provides a rare opportunity to inspect some former Melbourne and Sydney electric cars in new roles in new locations.

Galston Valley Railway is the home of the Hornsby Model Engineers Cooperative. Here they have a 5 inch track circuit which runs through very scenic surroundings. Their members operate a variety of steam and electric locomotive models which draw trains you can ride on. We will visit their site for about two hours with the opportunity for train rides on their loop.

After our visit to Galston, we will then travel to Cranebrook, enjoying a lunch break en-route. There we will stop to inspect former Melbourne Hitachi Motor Car 115M (including interior). The Hitachi cars date from the early 1970s and are currently being withdrawn from service to be replaced by new stock. The surplus cars are presently being sold off for reuse or scrap.

Following this we will then proceed to Bilpin for a close up inspection of former Uset motor car CF 5020 (including interior). This car was sold by State Rail in 1998 and has since been completely rebuilt to a high standard for guest accommodation. It has appeared in UTW on several occasions.

Our tour will depart from Sydney Central Railway Station outside platform 1 at 8:30am. We expect to return to Central around 5:30pm. As time permits our trip may also allow inspections of suburban cars C 3717, C 3183 and C 3251 on-route.

THE FARES ARE: Adults $40, Concessions $35 and Children (5-18 years) $20. Family fare $55. The fares include all travel by vintage ex-government bus, all entry fees and three train rides at Galston. Confirmation of receipt of your booking will be made by phone.

Please note that it will be necessary to wear fully enclosed leather footwear to ride the trains at Galston.

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

For further information, please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864, email us 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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