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SETS S-Set Farewell Tour
Comeng and Goninan double-deck tour to Hornsby, Olympic Park via goods line, Emu Plains, Liverpool via Y-link, North Sydney Car Sidings via the Harbour Bridge and Strathfield
SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2019
Photograph - Thomas Bulic

The Mark 1 Comeng double-deck suburban cars have been part of the Sydney System since 1972. They were joined by later Comeng series and then Goninan built double-deck cars. From their days in Tuscan red, blue and white, Indian red and gleaming stainless steel, as the backbone of the Sydney suburban fleet, they will soon all be just a memory.

This SETS S-Set farewell trip is your last chance to not just ride in, but photograph the very final revenue service run of these vintage double-deckers, on this unique tour!

We currently intend to use an eight-car S-Set. The final train consist will be advised closer to the event. The trip will start at Sydney Central at 12:30pm. We will first run semi-express to Hornsby by the main north, then to Olympic Park via the goods line. We then proceed to Emu Plains, thence take the y-link to Liverpool. From Liverpool we proceed to Central and then to North Sydney via the underground and Harbour Bridge. From North Sydney we enter the Waverton shunting neck, to visit the North Sydney Car Sidings. We then return via the Harbour Bridge to end the trip at Strathfield about 18:20. A full timetable will be advised in due course.

There will be many photostops along the way, so if you have been meaning to get plenty of photos or footage of these vintage cars, here is your chance!

THIS WILL BE THE LAST OPERATION OF AN S-SET BEFORE THEY ARE FORMALLY DECOMMISSIONED !

Please note: Over 200 passengers have booked so far. Still plenty of seats available at the moment, but don't delay - book soon! Be There!

THE MEMBERS FARES ARE:
Adult: $50, Child (5-18 yrs): $25, Concession: $40, and Family (1 or 2 adults and 2 children): $80
Note: Now enter "1" on the first page to get the family fare. Remember to delete the default "1 adult" fare on the next page and select "1 family" ticket. If you are more than 4 (2A+2C) you can add additional children to the family fare for $2 each.
Note: SETS Members' fares apply if you have been a financial SETS member at any time between 2014 and 2019. As there are kindred group reciprocal discounts for the whole day, you can also claim the members' discount if you are a current member of ARHS-NSW, a current member of Transport Heritage New South Wales or a current member of Historic Electric Traction.

THE NON-MEMBERS FARES ARE:
Adult: $55, Child (5-18 yrs): $30, Concession: $45, and Family (1 or 2 adults and 2 children): $90
Note: Now enter "1" on the first page to get the family fare. Remember to delete the default "1 adult" fare on the next page and select "1 family" ticket. If you are more than 4 (2A+2C) you can add additional children to the family fare for $2 each.

To book your place on this SETS tour, please use this ON-LINE BOOKING SITE LINK to the Seatadvisor booking site page for the SETS event.

If you can not book via the on-line systems, please call Transport Heritage on 1300 11 55 99 to book over the phone by card.

If you can not pay by card, contact SETS directly via our Info-Line phone or email below.

Please note to avoid confusion :- the afternoon SETS S-Set Farewell Tour is the second event on the 21st July. The day also includes a separately ticketed morning media-spectacle triple parallel-run event (not involving SETS). The triple event includes the preserved Sydney Trains red set (carrying passengers), some or all of the S-set we are using in the afternoon (carrying passengers), and the newest Waratah set B24 (not carrying passengers). See HERE for more information on the morning Three Generations Farewell Run event. The morning event trains will arrive back at Central in time for the final SETS S-Set Farewell Tour.

For further information, please call our Infoline on 0468 8606 46, email us or write to:

The Bookings Officer
SETS Tours
PO Box 452
Manly NSW 1655


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In the meantime take a look at the list of PREVIOUS SETS TOURS - A complete list of all our tours from the beginning of SETS in 1992.



 
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