NSW Rail Museum

The intriguing and fabulous NSW Rail Museum is in Thirlmere, just over an hour’s drive from Sydney's city centre. You’ll discover Australia's largest collection of rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, and interactive activities for the kids and so much more, including steam train rides.

The museum has the most comprehensive overview of railway heritage to be found in Australia, with locomotives and carriages dating back to the 1860s. You’ll marvel at some of the engineering and design achievements of the railways and find out how signals and points keep the lines safe.

Enjoy steam train rides from Thirlmere to Buxton return on every Sunday from March through November. This is a marvellous experience and the journey is about 50 minutes. Steam trains depart from the historic Thirlmere Station at various times in the day. There are special events, too.

Nearby events

  1. Steam Train Sunday

    Sunday 31 March 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019 , Thirlmere

    Take a 45-minute steam train ride from historic Thirlmere Station to Buxton and return along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway. Enjoy plenty of time to reminisce, share your experience and take a few photos. Nearly every Sunday until the end…

    31 Mar - 24 Nov