Where we've been
A CityRail Tangara was used to open the new Cumberland line in November 1996. We travelled on this first train from Campbelltown to Parramatta.
On this occasion a larger group of us paused en-route to the tunnels under St James to socialise (?) at the "Railway Club Bar" at Sydney Terminal.
The club has gone on several excursions over it's lifetime.
From riding the first train on the Cumberland line, to witnessing the closure of Broadmeadow railway depot, chasing vintage steam trains, ultra modern high speed experimental trains and the mere railmotor. The club has walked,
rode and followed the rails of New South Wales. Some memorable events include the 50th anniversary of the Junee roundhouse,
3830 back in steam, the annual Maitland Steamfest, exploing the abandoned tunnels under the streets of Sydney, overnight trips to Werris Creek in the wheat season, Thirlmere Railway Museum and many more. If your interested in ANY part
of the railways system, be it technical, historical or architectural, the club can help you persue that interest.
Have a look at some of our excursion reports!
Where we're going
3801, the legendary streamlined pacific ran a special train up the Cowan Bank in 1994. Here it is seen approaching Cowan.
On one oimgs/f our many trips to Werris Creek
Every month or so the club goes on an excursion. Some planned locations include:
-Chasing and riding steam trains such as 3801, 3830, the Zig Zag railway and the Cockatoo Run;
-Various locomotive workshops/depots (XPT, Delec, Werris Creek etc);
-Photographing trains operating on the main north, western, southern highlands and the south coast lines;
-Many other miscelaneous trips to model railway exhibitions, special rail events, seminars, workshops, signal boxes, opening events, museums etc.
Interested in any of these, or want to suggest somewhere? Become a member and get involved!
Visit our calender to see what we are doing this year!
On the way . . .
5367 prepares to depart Cowra station while 4486 is parked on a loop. Both locomotives are from the Lachlan Valley Railway Preservation Society.
Members on the "Ghost train tour" down the south coast.
If we dont learn anything or gain anything in these endeavors, its a waste of time. Photography is a favourite passtime of many people, and here is a way to improve those skills and have fun.
Going places inspires thinking for building models. For instance, our own layout was inspired from a trip to Werris Creek.
History, not just of trains and tracks, but of Australian development can be gleaned outdoors.And if thats not enough, we have a decent lunch at fast food outlets!
So if you want to become a member, email us (addresses on the main page) for further details and contact numbers.
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