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First Passenger Electric Sesqui-Centenary Tour
Electric Loco 4615 to Lewisham, Wyong and Springwood

SATURDAY 28th MAY 2005

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 14:05.

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.

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

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