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Address: Geijera Place, Canberra 2004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 (0)2 6239 6707
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Excellent 3 course meal snd steam train ride

Took a steam train ride from Kingston to Bungendore. Had a hot 3 course meal with tea and coffee. Food was very nice, service grest and knowledge ofvolunteers fantastic. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2016
Kerrie W
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Took a steam train ride from Kingston to Bungendore. Had a hot 3 course meal with tea and coffee. Food was very nice, service grest and knowledge ofvolunteers fantastic. Well worth the money and time.

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Thank Kerrie W
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Visited the Museum recently, found the lady at entrance a great source of information, still a lot of work to be done on some of the rolling stock.

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This museum has a collection of steam and diesel rolling stock with a variety of passenger carriages. Like most of these sort of things it seems to be run on a shoe string by a bunch of dedicated volunteers who have to acquire both the money and actual skills to keep history live rather than static. This museum warrants significant... More 

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Thank SpannerPerthWA
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A great little railway museum in Canberra with several steam and diesel locomotives and a large number of carriages. Some of which are operational and people can ride in. I was there for the naming of a recently restored locomotive and had a great time. They also ran a special train called, 'Our Boys Train' in memory of those lost... More 

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1 Thank Anthony W
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is small rail museum, but with a well-preserved collection. It certainly brought back memories for me, as I used to catch some of the carriages and rail motor to school back in the 1970s. Rail enthusiasts such as me will love it, others may not be so enthralled. Opening hours are 10am to 3pm daily. (I'm curious as to... More 

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Thank AstroBloke
Canberra, Australia
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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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3 Thank cantrav7
Canberra, Australia
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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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2 Thank fun2travelCanberra
Canberra, Australia
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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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2 Thank Obanini1
Canberra, Australia
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109 reviews
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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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Thank sfergo
Canberra, Australia
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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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