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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: +61 2 9379 1110
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Day trip on the Thirlmere Flyer

Great day out, especially for steam train aficionados. We started out from Sydney Central by rail through Picton to Thirlmere. Very well presented and wonderful display of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2016
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Perth

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Blaxland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Expensive day out and broke down on way back - waited ages for our snack pack paid for and included in our ticket price - hot - train museum very 'touristy' - had to get off at station half hour out of Central and wait for a city train to get us back to Central where we started our journey... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Great day out, especially for steam train aficionados. We started out from Sydney Central by rail through Picton to Thirlmere. Very well presented and wonderful display of railway rolling stock and memorabilia to be found there. My family, friends and I spent hours wandering and investigating many of these interesting displays. The highlight for me (being one of those aficionados)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

It is Australia's newest and biggest rail experience. That said it was ok for something to do for an hour plus depending how interested in trains you are. The cafe was shut on the way out it may have been shut on the way in. It was Sunday.

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Slave Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

My thirteen year old son and I enjoyed the Thirlmere Steam Train Museum. We spent three hours looking at old steam trains. Included were a green coach car for workers working on the tracks. There were also iron and coal cars. The old roundhouse for turning the engines was still there. A few steam trains operate on the weekends and... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This a world class museum in respect to transportation and railways. The museum precinct is modern, well laid out and has a large number of well preserved exhibits and is certainly worth a visit even if you only have a passing interest in trains. Certainly one most children will enjoy. The only downside is if you use public transport to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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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