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 Aug, 19

    Newcastle Interchange and Light Rail

    Newcastle Interchange and Light Rail. Meet at Newcastle Interchange at 10.00am. Bookings are not necessary for this outing, just turn up at the Newcastle Interchange by…

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  • 18 Sep, 19


    Chullora to see progress on 3801. The booking form will be available in the July Newsletter.

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Past Railway Luncheon Club Outings

15 MayMarulan

Notes for Marulan can be found here.


20 MarchWahroonga

Notes for Wahroonga can be found here.


November 21Ashfield StationReport

Notes for Ashfield can be found in the 2 attachments.  Ashfield Station  Luncheon Club to Ashfield


September 19XPT Depot Meeks RoadReport

No notes for Meeks Rd

August 15-16Fernleigh and Beyond to Catherine Hill BayReport

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 20Lapstone Zig ZagReportNotes: For full details of the Lapstone Zig Zag see December 2009 issue of Australian Railway History.
May 16Oatley StationReportNotes
March 21Long Cove Viaduct LewishamReportNotes: 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)
November 15

September 19-21

Former Rozelle Tram Depot 

Central West



Notes (39kb): Download

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 16Newcastle's east endReportNotes: Newcastle station and Precinct (767 kb) Download
July 19Cheltenham and Concord WestReportNotes:
Cheltenham amd Concord Stations
(52 kb) Download
May 17Macquarie Fields and MintoReportNotes:
Macquarie Fields Railway Station (114 kb)
Minto gatehouse (654 kb)
Minto Railway Station (110 kb)
March 15ErskinevilleReportNotes
Brandling Street Alexandria Rest House (83 kb)
Erskineville Station (104 kb)

November 8-10Gunning and beyondReportNotes (1.8Mg) Download
September 21ArtarmonReportNotes
Summary (163 kb)
Artarmon 2016 text, methodology
& appendices (1.2Mg)
August 24Sandgate, Cemetery Branch and Sandgate War Cemetery.ReportNotes (180 kb) Download
July 133801 at Boiler ShopReportNotes - Chullora Map (189 kb) Download
June 153801 at Boiler ShopReportNotes - Chullora Map (189 kb) Download
May 18City Railway from above ground in Hyde Park.ReportNotes (3.2Mb) Download
March 14Railway Institute at Devonshire Street, SydneyReport
Notes (405Kb) Download

November 18/19MurrurundiReportNotes (963Kb) Download
October 21Emu PlainsReportLog Cabin Station (45Kb) Download
The Penrith Bridges over the Nepean River
(2.5Mg) Download
September 16The Royal National ParkReportJohn Oakes (1.1Mg) Download
August 19CamelliaReportStuart Sharp/Gary Hughes (520k) Download
John Oakes (1.7Mg) Download
July 15TorontoReportToronto Stuart Sharp (102k) Download
The Toronto Railway - Ed Tonks
(78k) Download
June 17LawsonReport
May 20South West Rail LinkReportNotes (457k) Download
April 15Mortuary StationReportNotes (614k) Download
March 18Windsor and RichmondReportNotes (1.3Mg) Download
February 18Informal Lunch, The Great Southern Hotel

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

November 20RedfernReportNotes (344k)
October 22/23Bathurst Region
Postponed until 2014 due to bushfires
ReportNotes (138k) Download
Maps and Plans (2Mg) Download
September 18Darling Harbour/UltimoReportNotes
August 21CampbelltownReportNotes
July 17Cockle CreekReportNotes (293k) Download
Cockle Creek - West Wallsend Branches Map (116k) Download
Cockle Creek track arrangements (168k) Download
Stockton Borehole Balloon Loop (56k) Download
June 19KiamaReportNotes
May 15Farewell Ride on the MonorailReport
April 17NewtownReportNotes
March 20CroydonReportNotes

December 19Sydney Train ControlReport
November 21Gosford Electrical DepotReport
October 17Emu PlainsReportNotes
September 19OtfordReportNotes
August 15Eastwood StationReportNotes
July 17 and 18Hunter Region TourReport
June 20Strathfield StationReportNotes
May 16Katoomba and Scenic WorldReportNotes
April 18Arncliffe StationReportNotes
March 21Central Station Platform BuildingsReport
February 15Informal Lunch, Whelans Hotel
JanuaryARHS Redfern

December 21Sydney Signal BoxReportNotes
November 16Thirroul StationReportNotes
October 19Lidcombe StationReportNotes
September 20-21Goulburn StationReportNotes
August 17Lindfield StationReportNotes
July 20Waratah StationReportNotes
June 15Clyde Central WarehouseReportNotes
May 18Olympic Park StationReportNotes
April 20Carlingford StationReportNotes
March 16Sydney Central StationReportNotes
February 16Yennora & Liverpool StationsReportNotes
January 19ARHS RedfernReport

December 15Petersham Training CollegeReportNotes
November 17Schofields StationReportNotes
October 20Helensburgh StationReportNotes
September 14-15LithgowReportNotes
August 18Cronulla StationReportNotes
July 21Hamilton StationReportNotes
June 16Ingleburn Infrastructure CampReportNotes
May 19Mascot StationReportNotes
April 21Denistone StationReportNotes
March 17Canterbury StationReportNotes
February 17Sutherland Station & Signal BoxReportNotes
JanuaryARHS Redfern

December 16Homebush Control CentreReportNotes
November 18Penrith StationReportNotes
October 21Fairfield StationReportNotes
September 16Mortdale StationReportNotes
August 19East Hills StationReportNotes
July 15Newcastle StationNotes
June 17Parramatta StationReportNotes
May 20Hornsby StationReportNotes
April 15Epping StationReportNotes
March 18ChatswoodReportNotes
February 18Revesby StationReportNotes