The Railway Luncheon Club conducts outings on the third Wednesday of selected months. Visits are made to railway stations and other railway locations usually within the greater Sydney area, followed by lunch at a nearby venue. Once per year there is a 2 day, i.e. overnight, venture further afield. Being conducted mid-week, the Railway Luncheon Club is particularly aimed at those members who may wish to go on shorter tours and/or just meet over lunch with those of similar interests. Generally public transport is used and informative field notes provided. There are no outings in hotter months of January, February and December.

Members of the Australian Railway Historical Society and their guests are welcome to attend the outings. Details of future events will be published on this website and in the ARHS Members' Newsletter each month. The outings are an informal affair and there is no need to book for day outings, just turn up. However, bookings are essential on 2-day outings.

The Luncheon Club outings are complimentary to the general ARHSnsw tours program.

Upcoming Railway Luncheon Club Tours

  • 21 Nov, 18
    Upcoming

    Ashfield Station

    The next Luncheon Club outing, and the last for this year, is to Ashfield Station on Wednesday 21 November 2018. We meet on the Ashfield…

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  • 12 Jul, 19
    Upcoming

    Broken Hill Railway Centenary Tour

    The Railway Luncheon Club invites members and guests to experience Broken Hill and the outback as we celebrate the centenary of the railway from Menindee…

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Past Railway Luncheon Club Outings


2018
September 19 XPT Depot Meeks Road Report

No notes are available for this tour

August 15-16 Fernleigh and Beyond to Catherine Hill Bay Report

For information on the collieries and associated railways in the Newcastle region, see the books "Coal Railways and Mines" by Brian Andrews. This 3 volume set is available from the ARHS bookshop and can by consulted in the RRC.

June 20 Lapstone Zig Zag Report Notes: For full details of the Lapstone Zig Zag see December 2009 issue of Australian Railway History.
May 16 Oatley Station Report Notes: see page 9.
March 21 Long Cove Viaduct Lewisham Report Notes: Five drawings in the Notes are reduced far below their original size for publication in an A4 sized document. As a result there is considerable loss of detail. The drawings are provided for download as separate files to enable viewing at a reasonable size.
Long Cove viaduct (10.7Mg)
Staff Newsletter article (698k)
Figure 17 (17.4Mg)
Figure 20 (17.4Mg)
Figure 21 (2.4Mg)
Figure 22 (11.7Mg)
Figure 23 (10.Mg)
Lewisham Railway Station (227k)
2017
November 15

September 19-21

Former Rozelle Tram Depot 

Central West

Report

Report

Notes (39kb): Download

Notes:
A - Molong (169 kb) Download
B - Cumnock (101 kb) Download
C - Wellington (193 kb) Download
D - Geurie (45 kb) Download
E - Dubbo (231 kb) Download
F - Narromine (264 kb) Download
G - Peak Hill (138 kb) Download
H - Forbes (147 kb) Download
I - Parkes (344 kb) Download
J - Manildra (143 kb) Download
K - Borenore (138 kb) Download
L - Orange (246 kb) Download
M - Orange East Fork (55 kb) Download
N - Millthorpe (117 kb) Download
O - Blayney (104 kb) Download
August 16 Newcastle's east end Report Notes: Newcastle station and Precinct (767 kb) Download
July 19 Cheltenham and Concord West Report Notes:
Cheltenham amd Concord Stations
(52 kb) Download
May 17 Macquarie Fields and Minto Report Notes:
Macquarie Fields Railway Station (114 kb)
Download
Minto gatehouse (654 kb)
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Minto Railway Station (110 kb)
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March 15 Erskineville Report Notes
Brandling Street Alexandria Rest House (83 kb)
Download
Erskineville Station (104 kb)
Download

2016
November 8-10 Gunning and beyond Report Notes (1.8Mg) Download
September 21 Artarmon Report Notes
Summary (163 kb)
Download
Artarmon 2016 text, methodology
& appendices (1.2Mg)
Download
August 24 Sandgate, Cemetery Branch and Sandgate War Cemetery. Report Notes (180 kb) Download
July 13 3801 at Boiler Shop Report Notes - Chullora Map (189 kb) Download
June 15 3801 at Boiler Shop Report Notes - Chullora Map (189 kb) Download
May 18 City Railway from above ground in Hyde Park. Report Notes (3.2Mb) Download
March 14 Railway Institute at Devonshire Street, Sydney Report
Notes (405Kb) Download

2015
November 18/19 Murrurundi Report Notes (963Kb) Download
October 21 Emu Plains Report Log Cabin Station (45Kb) Download
The Penrith Bridges over the Nepean River
(2.5Mg) Download
September 16 The Royal National Park Report John Oakes (1.1Mg) Download
August 19 Camellia Report Stuart Sharp/Gary Hughes (520k) Download
John Oakes (1.7Mg) Download
July 15 Toronto Report Toronto Stuart Sharp (102k) Download
The Toronto Railway - Ed Tonks
(78k) Download
June 17 Lawson Report
May 20 South West Rail Link Report Notes (457k) Download
April 15 Mortuary Station Report Notes (614k) Download
March 18 Windsor and Richmond Report Notes (1.3Mg) Download
February 18 Informal Lunch, The Great Southern Hotel

2014
November 19 Moss Vale Report Notes (152K) Download
October 15 Regents Park and the Potts Hill Branch Report Notes (3.5Mg) Download
Images:
2402 crossing Amy St Regents Park (45Kb) Download
Original platform at Regents Park (60Kb) Download
Extract from line notes (59Kb) Download
September 17 Meadowbank Bridges Report Notes (78k) Download
Images (5.5Mg) Download
August 20 Teralba Report Notes (126k) Download
July 16 Stanwell Park Report Notes (140k) Download
June 18 Dulwich Hil Report Notes (140k) Download
May 21 Adamstown Station Report Notes (171k) Download
April 16 Sydenham Station Report Notes (259k) Download
Profile of Major General Charles George Gordon (73k) Download
March 18/19 Bathurst Region Report Notes (138k) Download
Maps and Plans (2Mg) Download
February 19 Informal Lunch, The Great Southern Hotel

2013
November 20 Redfern Report Notes (344k)
October 22/23 Bathurst Region
Postponed until 2014 due to bushfires
Report Notes (138k) Download
Maps and Plans (2Mg) Download
September 18 Darling Harbour/Ultimo Report Notes
August 21 Campbelltown Report Notes
July 17 Cockle Creek Report Notes (293k) Download
Cockle Creek - West Wallsend Branches Map (116k) Download
Cockle Creek track arrangements (168k) Download
Stockton Borehole Balloon Loop (56k) Download
June 19 Kiama Report Notes
May 15 Farewell Ride on the Monorail Report
April 17 Newtown Report Notes
March 20 Croydon Report Notes

2012
December 19 Sydney Train Control Report
November 21 Gosford Electrical Depot Report
October 17 Emu Plains Report Notes
September 19 Otford Report Notes
August 15 Eastwood Station Report Notes
July 17 and 18 Hunter Region Tour Report
June 20 Strathfield Station Report Notes
May 16 Katoomba and Scenic World Report Notes
April 18 Arncliffe Station Report Notes
March 21 Central Station Platform Buildings Report
February 15 Informal Lunch, Whelans Hotel
January ARHS Redfern

2011
December 21 Sydney Signal Box Report Notes
November 16 Thirroul Station Report Notes
October 19 Lidcombe Station Report Notes
September 20-21 Goulburn Station Report Notes
August 17 Lindfield Station Report Notes
July 20 Waratah Station Report Notes
June 15 Clyde Central Warehouse Report Notes
May 18 Olympic Park Station Report Notes
April 20 Carlingford Station Report Notes
March 16 Sydney Central Station Report Notes
February 16 Yennora & Liverpool Stations Report Notes
January 19 ARHS Redfern Report

2010
December 15 Petersham Training College Report Notes
November 17 Schofields Station Report Notes
October 20 Helensburgh Station Report Notes
September 14-15 Lithgow Report Notes
August 18 Cronulla Station Report Notes
July 21 Hamilton Station Report Notes
June 16 Ingleburn Infrastructure Camp Report Notes
May 19 Mascot Station Report Notes
April 21 Denistone Station Report Notes
March 17 Canterbury Station Report Notes
February 17 Sutherland Station & Signal Box Report Notes
January ARHS Redfern

2009
December 16 Homebush Control Centre Report Notes
November 18 Penrith Station Report Notes
October 21 Fairfield Station Report Notes
September 16 Mortdale Station Report Notes
August 19 East Hills Station Report Notes
July 15 Newcastle Station Notes
June 17 Parramatta Station Report Notes
May 20 Hornsby Station Report Notes
April 15 Epping Station Report Notes
March 18 Chatswood Report Notes
February 18 Revesby Station Report Notes