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Australian Railway Historical Society

Geijera Place, Canberra 2004, Australia
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Ranked #47 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Scenic Railroads, Cultural
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Cultural

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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Australian Rail Historical Society runs a range of rail trips from Canberra using a vintage rail motor, steam of various sorts and the occassional diesel. The short trip from the Rail Museum to Fyshwick and back is brilliant for the kids.

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
87 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Historical Society run train trips to Bungendore for special events eg Easter, Valentine's Day etc. Passengers need to book tickets in advance as the train rides are usually sold out. Volunteer staff are very helpful and show people to their seats on the train. Our train trip was very unusual in that we had 2 engines to pull the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Get away on a romantic train trip and enjoy a great meal to-boot. Lovely food, wine, service whilst enjoying the scenic views from Canberra to Bungendore. Great Value too.

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Canberra, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I went with a social group I'm in, I had a great time. Great staff and it was a fun day.

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Canberra, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went by train to Bungendore from Canberra and return, to have lunch at Le Tres Bon to celebrate a 60th birthday. The train brought back memories of travel year ago, though I think it was older than any I've been on. The (volunteer) staff on the train were helpful and knowledgeable and their love of trains and their knowledge... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Worth a look if you're into trains. An historical tour is taken which is very interesting. Not glitzy or exciting but really good.

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