Join M4 and head west.
Proceed to Mulgoa Rd Exit
||Turn left to
||Take the 2nd
exit at Roundabout to Silverdale Rd.
Proceed along Silverdale Rd until you arrive at
||Turn left at
John St, The Oaks.
at Mary St, The Oaks.
along Burragorang Rd, The Oaks.
into Barker Lodge Rd, Lakesland.
into Barker Lodge Rd.
into Mullhollands Rd.
into Cedar Creek Road.
then left and continue along Cedar Creek Road.
into Westbourne Avenue.
into Barbour Rd, Thirlmere. .
Proceed and Park at Thirlmere Rail Museum
The info below is from the Rail Transport
Prices are those for October 2004 - they may have changed.
Rail Heritage Centre
The Thirlmere Rail Heritage Centre is
located at the foot of NSW's Southern Highlands. Located in a rural setting,
the museum is set parallel to the Picton - Mittagong Loop Line, a former
section of the Great Southern Railway to Albury. Over 125 railway exhibits
representing the development of the NSW railways from the late 1800s to
present day. There is a large covered exhibition area, with mock railway
platforms that allow visitors to see inside carriages and engine cabs.
Visit the Small Exhibits Museum, see
the Signalling Display and Fettlers Gang Shed. (under construction)
Souvenirs, magazines and railway publications on sale at the Museum
Shop. Hot Food and refreshments
are also available from the Museum Shop.
After a value day out? Then why not bring along food for a BBQ, with
BBQ and Picnic facilities available free on site.
Hot water is also available for a cuppa from the shop at no charge.
Admission charges (Oct 2004); Adults
$9.00, Senior Citizens $4.50, School Children $2.50, family groups of two
adults and two school children $20.50. All charges include GST.
Please contact Jenny at Thirlmere on (02) 4681 8001 for Group Bookings
and other enquiries. Weekend
opening hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm
Operate Sundays only with heritage trains
scheduled to depart Thirlmere at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm, operating
on a 75 minute round trip from Thirlmere to Picton and Return on the former
Great Southern Railway.
The journey features views of undulating
countryside and into Picton, nestled in the valley carved by Stonequarry
Creek. The train then joins the current Main Southern Line and crosses Stonequarry
Creek on Picton's Historic 1867 sandstone viaduct. The return journey to
Thirlmere is marked by the long ascent of Thirlmere Bank, with 6km of unbroken
1 in 40 grades. A climb to test steam and diesel locomotives alike.
Our Steam Engine 2705 operates on the
1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, with heritage branch-line diesels 4803
and 4916 filling in at other times.
(This means there will be a diesel running on the day we are there
Fares (Oct 2004) - adults $9.00, senior
citizens $4.50, school students $2.50, family groups of two adults and two
school children $20.50.
Combined Museum admission and train
ride (Oct 2004) - adults $16.00, senior citizens $8.00, school students
$4.00, and family groups $36.00. All charges include GST.