Join us for a historic re-enactment of a forgotten
NSW railway event and a relaxing scenic day out.
Our day and evening tour will take us west and
north on both suburban and interurban lines.
Hauled by electric locomotive 4615, the train
consist is currently expected to include CF 5003
and 5021 (on test run) and 3801 Ltd passenger cars.
Highlights of the day will include the ceremonial
trip to Lewisham, the Hawkesbury river on the
way to Wyong, Olympic Park and the Blue
Mountains on the way to Springwood!
The first part of the journey recreates the first ever
passenger train operated in NSW. This occurred
on the 28th May 1855, when at 12:00 a special
train was run from Cleveland Paddock to inspect
the just completed (first) Lewisham Viaduct.
At the time the viaduct was considered a modern
engineering marvel, being (then) the largest
structure built in NSW. The passengers on this
train included the Governor-General and it only
travelled as far as Lewisham, which was as far as
the line had been completed at that point.
Departing Central at 11:55 am (to pass under
the Cleveland Street overbridge at 12:00) our train
will initially re-enact the first passenger trip -from
Cleveland Paddock to Lewisham Viaduct.
We will then travel on to Wyong, Olympic Park,
and Springwood, We return to Central in the
evening around 21.00 with numerous set-downs
on the way.
There will be various photostops as usual, with a
40 minute break for lunch in Wyong from around
Work on the U-boat cars is progressing as planned.
Major electrical and mechanical works have been
completed, but car interiors are generally as they
finished service, with work-in-progress and some
surprises. Cleaning of interiors is expected to be
completed by the trip for the comfort of passengers.
THE FARES ARE: Adults $109,
Concessions $98 and Children (5-18 years) $55.
Family fare (see form) $220.
Buffet car attached. Light refreshments available
on the train.