Sunday, 24th March 2019
Thirlmere Train Museum
On Sunday 24th March, The Mini Car Club will be cruising to the Thirlmere Train Museum. 10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere, where members will enjoy morning tea, a 1 hour guided tour of the museum and an optional 50 minute return train ride.
Entry costs: Museum Entry Museum Entry + Train ride
Adult $15 $35
Concession/Senior $10 $25
Child 4+ $5 $12:50
Since 1975 the historic town of Thirlmere in Sydney’s southwest has been home to a significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW.
The 5-hectare rail corridor site and much of the collection is owned by the NSW Government.
The Thirlmere section of the Main Southern Railway was deviated in 1919 to a less steep alignment with easier grades, and the original line became the Picton Loop Line. Today, the loop line provides a link to the main line, which enables heritage, trains to operate beyond the local area and run on a line clear of other working trains.
Convoy: Meet at McDonalds, Edmondson Park, Cnr Camden Valley Way and Gellibrand Road, for a prompt 9:15am departure. We will avoid the main Motorway and travel down Camden Valley way and the Old Hume Highway through Picton, to Thirlmere.
Morning tea will be provided by the museum on arrival at 10am followed by the 60 minute museum tour. Lunch can be purchased onsite or in the nearby township or bring your own. For those who wish to participate in the train ride this will start at 2pm for a 50 minute return journey.
Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can arrange for the tour and train ride, please RSVP by 20th March to Michael.
For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112