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3642 Steam Train in the Blue Mountains

Celebrate 150 years of railway history on the Blue Mountains

July 2017 is the anniversary of the 1867 railway line to Wentworth Falls


Friday 21st July - Official Steam Train from Sydney Central Station to Wentworth Falls followed by ceremony with a band and cake cutting

Saturday 22nd July -  From Penrith ride the Steam train shuttles to Springwood and/or the "Red Rattler" to Blacktown

Sunday 23rd July - Ride the Steam Train shuttles from Lawson to Katoomba and back.  Enjoy the rail line laying demonstrations and other activities at Lawson

Valley Heights Rail Museum is open on Saturday and Sunday.



Friday 21st July 2017 – WENTWORTH FALLS

Transport Heritage NSW is coming to Wentworth Falls with the Steam Train.

Travel aboard the Steam Train from Central departing 10:00am. The 
train will stop to pick up at Penrith (11:09), Springwood (11:40) and Lawson (12:06) enroute, arriving at Wentworth Falls at 12:17pm.
Tickets will need to be pre-booked and are available now.
Book directly using the Booking Button below or call 1300 115599
Ticket price – from Central
Adult $ 60.00
Concession $ 55.00
Children (Aged 2-16) $ 30.00
Ticket price – from Penrith, Valley Heights, Springwood or Lawson
Adult $ 35.00
Concession $ 30.00
Children (Aged 2-16) $17.50
• This is a one way train journey to Wentworth Falls. The Steam train will depart
(empty) at 12:50pm.
• Lunch can be purchased from the many local outlets close by in Wentworth Falls.
• Passengers will need to make their own return journey arrangements aboard a
regular train service.


  • On arrival, a 30 minute ceremony will be held in Coronation Park (adjacent to the Railway Station).
  • There will be a band, commemorative speech and reading and a Cake Cutting
  • While in Wentworth Falls, grab some lunch at one of our many eateries (for details, download and print the flyer below).
  • You may especially wish to try The Country Club Brasserie, Mountain High Pies, Nineteen23, or The Conservation Hut
  • Browse the specialty shops in the village.
  • Have a picnic at the Wentworth Falls Lake, Wilson Park or Wentworth Falls Picnic Area at the lookout.
  • Or explore the lake and many walking trails close to the village.  Charles Darwin Walk , Princes Rock , and Valley of the Waters are worth the effort after your train journey.
  • Catch the  "Hop-on / Hop-off"  red double decker Explorer Bus further afield with a final Hop-off at a convenient train station.  Departures at  1:45pm and  2:30pm - special Track 150 price $20, tickets from the driver.
  • Take a memorable 3 hour sightseeing tour on the original Reg Ansett Pioneer Clipper, tour to include Wentworth Falls, Echo Point & Cahills Lookout.  Price - $100 per person, limited seats, book your tickets HERE or purchase tickets from the driver if still available. 
  • Or better still make a full weekend of it and stay at one of our excellent accommodation venues in Wentworth Falls, such as AppleBlossom Cottage, DenFenella Lodge, Moments Retreat, Mountainside B&B, Silvermere Guest House, Valley of the Waters B&B or Wentworth Cottage
Ansett Clipper

Wentworth Falls Download



Saturday 22nd July 2017 - PENRITH

Steam Train Shuttle Rides – Penrith to Valley Heights and return.
Trains depart from and return to Penrith.
Depart Penrith Arrive Penrith
9:25 10:49
11:25 12:51
13:25 14:49
15:25 16:49
No disembarking at Valley Heights
Ticket price – from Penrith to Valley Heights
Adult $ 30.00
Concession $ 25.00
Children (Aged 2-16) $ 15.00
Heritage Electric Shuttle Rides – Penrith to Blacktown and return.
Trains depart from and return to Penrith.
Depart Penrith Arrive Penrith
9:25 10:19
10:25 11:19
12:15 13:23
14:10 15:14
16:00 16:52
No disembarking at Blacktown.
Tickets will need to be pre-booked.
Ticket price – from Penrith to Blacktown & return
Adult $ 20.00
Concession $ 15.00
Children (Aged 2-16) $ 10.00


Sunday 23rd July 2017 – LAWSON

Steam Train Shuttle Rides – Lawson to Katoomba and return.
Trains depart from and return to Lawson.
Depart Lawson Arrive Lawson
10:30 11:23
11:35 12:31
13:05 14:16
14:25 15:25
No disembarking at Katoomba
Tickets will need to be pre-booked
Ticket price – from Lawson to Katoomba & return
Adult $ 30.00
Concession $ 25.00
Children (Aged 2-16) $ 15.00


  • Ceremony & Commemorative Cake Cutting - Grounds of the Lawson Bowling Club
  • Times for the Ceremony and Commemorative Cake Cutting estimated to be in the middle of the day.
  • Track Laying Demonstration by Rhomberg Rail (to be confirmed) - Contest between two track laying gangs demonstrating traditional track laying techniques – Grounds of the Bowling Club.
  • There will be 4 track laying demonstrations throughout the course of the day. Times for each demonstration to be confirmed.
  • There are other activities still being finalised - watch the Facebook pages for details.
  • A program of events will be available on the day.
  • Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum open to the Public with Steam Train rides operating.
Watch the following websites and Facebook Pages
Click on the links at the top to find out WHAT TO DO / WHERE TO EAT / WHERE TO STAY / WHAT'S ON  in the Blue Mountains.
Book your accommodation directly with a a great range of accommodation venues in the Blue Mountains
Any information on the Trains are to be made by calling the NSW Rail Museum on 1300 11 55 99.