Come and enjoy a special vintage electric transport ride with a difference! The
original Katoomba Scenic Skyway has operated from 1958 and is now about
to be closed for complete replacement. Thus we are running a special
farewell trip, before it closes, to mark the occasion.
The day will include a return ride on each of the Skyway and Scenic Railway. It
also includes a specially arranged inspection of the Skyway machinery room,
holding the equipment and controls that work the system. This will be a final chance to
ride the existing equipment.
If you have been before, you can join us to experience it for one last time, if you
have never been on it - this is your last chance. At the same time you can
experience the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains.
The Katoomba Scenic Railway was built in 1878 to transport coal up from a mine in
the Jamison Valley into which the railway runs. The railway descends 415 metres, at
a maximum gradient of 52 degrees, making it one of the world’s steepest incline
railways. However unlike most redundant industrial railways, it has survived by
being converted to passenger use, and has operated in it’s present form since the
Our trip will also include a return ride on this spectacular engineering marvel,
with time at the bottom to briefly explore part of the valley and see evidence of
the abandoned mine works.
After our ride on the skyway and railway we will return to Katoomba for a 40 minute
break for lunch.
Following lunch on the return trip we will briefly visit the three sisters,
and then Govetts Leap (near Blackheath) to see impressive views over the
Our tour will depart from Strathfield Railway Station exit opposite the roundabout
on the Platform 1 side at 10:00am. We expect to return to Strathfield around
THE FARES ARE: Adults $40, Concessions $35 and Children (5-18 years) $20. Family
fare $50. The fares include travel by bus and return rides on the scenic skyway and
railway. Confirmation of receipt of your booking will be made by ‘phone.
Please note we recommended patrons wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking.
Enclosed leather footwear should be worn if you wish to join the
inspection of the equipment.