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June Long Weekend 9/10/11/12 June 2018

The previously advertised itinerary for this weekend has changed due to various circumstances.
Please contact the office on 02 8394 9019 for current itinerary and pricing.

ARHS Railway Luncheon Club

Wednesday 20 June 2018

The Railway Luncheon Club invites members and guests to explore some of the archaeological remains of the Lapstone Zig Zag at the foot of the Blue Mountains, on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Opened with the line to Weatherboard (now Wentworth Falls) in 1867, this is probably the first example of a Zig Zag railway in NSW and carried trains to and from the west until it was replaced by the notorious Glenbrook Tunnel in 1892. Our chartered coach will leave Emu Plains Station after the arrival of the inter city service which leaves Central at 9.18am and due at Emu Plains 10.09am. After our arrival at the Knapsack Viaduct Car Park, we will inspect this viaduct and then walk to the top points of the Zig Zag. We then return to the coach for the trip back to O'Donoghue's Hotel at Emu Plains for lunch.

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Sunday 2 September 2018

The Rail Motor Society and ARHS NSW Division are now able to run a heritage train to Rylstone Station with the line now opened by the Country Rail operator John Holland. Come and join us and be among the first to travel along the recently opened extension from Kandos to Rylstone on the truncated Mudgee line. On Sunday 8th July 2018 our train will consist of the 3 CPH Rail Motors Nos. 1, 3 and 7 from the Rail Motor Society at Paterson. A departure from Sydney Central is expected around 7.40am. Enjoy a Devonshire Morning Tea served at your seat while you admire the winter scenery as the train crosses the Great Dividing Range through the Blue Mountains. At Wallerawang we take the branch line through Piper's Flat, Portland, Cullen Bullen, Ben Bullen and onwards through the magnificent Capertee Valley. Continue passing Clandulla, Charbon and Kandos to our destination at Rylstone. Following a short stay our train will return to Kandos for lunch expected around 1.00pm, there will be a short walk to the Kandos Hotel where a typical
Country Pub lunch will be served. There is the option also to bring your own picnic lunch or make your own arrangements. After lunch, take a walk along the Main Street taking in the life of what is now a quiet country town before returning to the Station. Re-join the train for a 3.00pm departure that is due to return to Sydney Central by 8.30pm. Afternoon tea will be served as we return through the afternoon glow so spectacular in the Capertee Valley. The train will pick up and set down at Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown and Penrith.
Tour Notes will be available on departure from Sydney.

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Railway Luncheon Club
Tour to Beyond Fernleigh to Catherine Hill Bay,

Wednesday and Thursday 15 and 16 August 2018

The Railway Luncheon Club invites members and guests on a tour to explore the remnants of the coal mines and their associated railways located beyond Fernleigh to Catherine Hill Bay. Led by local historian and well known ARHSnsw member, Ed Tonks, we will spend the two days exploring the history of mines and their railways which played a significant role in the industrial development of Newcastle.
Travel to Morisset via the Newcastle intercity service departing Central at 8.15am and due to arrive at Morisset at 10.09am. From Morisset join our coach which will, for the next two days, take us to see what remains of these important elements of Newcastle's history, commencing with Catherine Hill Bay and concluding, on the second day, with the Belmont Line. The overnight stay will be at Warners on the Bay Hotel. Lunch on the first day will be at the Swansea Hotel and is included in the tour cost, whilst lunch on the second day will be at the Gates Hotel at Adamstown at your own expense. The tour will conclude at Broadmeadow Station in time to connect with the 4.29pm intercity service which is due at Central at 6.56pm.
The tour cost will include coach hire for the two days, lunch at Swansea Hotel on the first day and overnight accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Warners on the Bay Hotel.
The tour cost does NOT include rail travel to Morisset and return from Broadmeadow, lunch on the second day at the Gates hotel at Adamstown or drinks and items of a personal nature. To keep the group to a manageable size and within the limits of available accommodation, we are limited to 40 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment..

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