Join us as we visit the Powerhouse Museum’s Discovery
Centre at Castle Hill, and see some significant pieces of
Sydney’s street transport history, from trams to doubledecker
buses. There are also a great many cultural artifacts
to interest just about everybody. In addition, the theme on
the day of our visit will be Modes of Transport.
After the Powerhouse and a lunch break at Castle Hill
shops, we will explore the remnants of the former
branch line that ran from Westmead to Rogan’s Hill
from 1923 to 1932, retracing the original route as
closely as possible and photographing what traces are
left of this ill-fated branch line. Travel will be by an
ex-government Mercedes articulated "bendy-bus".
Our tour will start from outside Sydney Terminal at
9.00am, then pick-up at Strathfield station (9.25) and
Parramatta station (9.45). Dropping off at the same
stations, we will return to Central station by 4.30pm.
Copies of the book "The Apricot Mail" will be available
for purchase on the day. This book by Bruce S. Irwin details the
history of the Westmead - Rogan's Hill Railway, including stories,
photographs, timetables and diagrammes. Price for tour patrons is $25.
THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FARES ARE:
SETS Member - Adult: $30;
SETS Member - Concession: $30;
SETS Member - Children (5-18 years): $35;
Non-member - Adult: $40;
Non-member - Concessions $35; and
Non-member - Children (5-18 years): $35.
Bus travel and admission is all-inclusive.
To book your place on this tour, please print and complete a booking form
and post with your payment to the address below, or call the Infoline and let us know how many places you wish to reserve.
For further information, please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864,
email us or write to:
The Bookings Officer
PO Box 275
Broadway NSW 2007