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Thirlmere Flyer Steam Train

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Address: Rail Heritage Central | Main concourse, Sydney Central station, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9379 1110
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I travelled with friends on the journey to Wollongong by whale watching type catamaran ferry down the coast and steam train back to Central. We find the day most enjoyable the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I travelled with friends on the journey to Wollongong by whale watching type catamaran ferry down the coast and steam train back to Central. We find the day most enjoyable the crew on the ferry were very pleasant and showing the pasengers all their knowledge. We did see whales on the way and what made the trip down was that... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Train Works in the little town of Thirlmere a couple hours drive south west of Sydney is a very impressive museum of all things railway covering the history of the rail transport system in New South Wales from the beginning. There are beautifully restored and presented Steam Engines, carriages as well as some early Diesels. It is a very large... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Although Thirlmere is a 90 minute drive from the CBD, its mostly motorway and you get out in the country air....subject to coal smoke pollution at site. This is great fun for young kids (full size Thomas and steam train ride) and parents with an interest in memorabilia. The museum has a good assortment of steam engines and commuter carriages... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The actual location and display of exhibits was excellent. The Museum is very well set out and access for less mobile patrons has been well catered for. Our guide at the Museum was very knowledgeable and had a pleasant and easy manner. However he was a very quiet talker and with the open nature of the exhibits and working background... More 

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Lawson, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This museum has been significantly upgraded since I first went there many years ago. The engines and carriages are well displayed and there is access to a number of the carriages. The Round House can be seen both from the front and through windows from above. The place is obviously a working museum and you can watch the restoration work... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Took grandchildren aged 4 & 8. They had a wonderful time exploring all the old trains and really enjoyed the ride on the steam train. Spent three hours there including having lunch in the cafe (food was reasonable for this type of venue). Would recommend for a family outing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Step back in time with a vintage steam train ride. This is great fun for all those that remember the days of steam and for those experiencing it for the first time. This is a terrific experience for young children to see how train travel use to be, the smile will be on their faces all day. They do have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

Although the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum's 'Thirlmere Flyer' steam train only operates once a month or so between May and November each year, a trip on it is worthwhile. Sometimes a large, impressive '38' class locomotive hauls the train, with the famous 3801 featured in the movie 'A Steam Train Passes' being streamlined and decked out in an... More 

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