Below is the original advertisement for this tour (without the altered
arrangements). Please read in association with the alteration notes above.
Come and join SETS for an all day tour as we head
South on our first diesel-electric extravaganza.
We will travel using a variety of motive power including two
44 class and 48 class diesel electric
locomotives and three CPH railmotors.
Our destination is Cooma and we will travel from
Sydney to the Michelago Tourist Railway from Queanbeyan
as far as Royalla. From here we leave the train and
travel by bus for the scenic trip to Chakola station,
as the section of the former Bombala line between Royalla and Chakola
is currently out of use. On arrival at Chakola, we join the
Cooma Monaro Railway to ride their CPH railmotors to
Our train will consist of vintage lift up window
carriages from 3801 Limited's fleet and will be hauled
by two 44 class diesel-electric locomotives to
Queanbeyan, with a change to a 48 class for the trip to
At Cooma there will be return CPH trips to Bunyan
and Chakola, as well as an inspection of the restored
station facilities and CMR’s workshops. A BBQ lunch
will be provided. We return from Cooma direct to
Canberra station by bus, for a speedy return trip to
Sydney (hauled by the two 44 class locos).
What better way is there to kick start the new year then
with a great day out with fellow enthusiasts behind the
ultimate in diesel locomotive power ? Relive the days of
the Canberra-Monaro Express. There will be plenty of
photostops along the way - it's a tour not to be missed!
The tour will commence from Sydney Terminal at
approximately 6:00 am and will pick up at Strathfield,
Granville and Campbelltown along the way.
On the return journey we will set down patrons at
Campbelltown, Glenfield, Liverpool, Granville,
Strathfield and arrive at Sydney Terminal where the
tour concludes at approximately 10:30pm.
THE PRE-BOOKED FARES ARE: Adults $149,
Concessions $135 and Children (5-18 years) $69.
Family fare (see form) $290.
Group discounts for a party of 5 or more are also available.
Fares include all travel, including the return CPH
trips from Cooma and a BBQ lunch.
Buffet car attached. Light refreshments available
loco-hauled on the train.