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Double 86 Class Electric hauled train to Kiama, Wollongong and Gosford


Photograph by Michael Stiles 06/12/2003

Come and join us for a fun day out, on a tour that steps back to the time when double headed electric locomotive hauled passenger trains were a common occurrence.

Our tour will feature two 86 class locos, including our own 8606. Our day long trip will take us to the South and Central coasts. Additional highlights of the trip are expected to include the inner harbour balloon loop (coal loader), as well as the City Undergound and the Harbour Bridge.

This rare opportunity to travel behind two electric locomotives is a must - the last time a double headed electric passenger service was operated was with 8501 and 8510 on the Indian Pacific in January 1996.

Our tour will commence with an early 7:14 am departure from Central proceeding via the Illawarra Line and the inner harbour loop to Kiama, with quick pick-ups stops at Hurstville (7:36 am) and Sutherland (7:49 am).

We will have a 35 minute break at Kiama while the locos change ends. We then proceed back to Wollongong where we will have a one hour lunch break.

We then return to the city to proceed via the City Underground (Shore) and Harbour Bridge, up the North Shore line to Hornsby and then on to the short North to Gosford.

We have a 25 minute break at Gosford while the locos again change ends, before our return to the City via the North Shore line.

Set downs commence at Hornsby and the trip is scheduled to conclude at Redfern at 18:42. Numerous photo stops have also been allowed along the route.

THE MEMBERS FARES ARE: Adults $99, Concessions $89 and Children (5-18 years) $50. Family fare (see form) $190.

Buffet car attached. Light refreshments available on the train.

A Booking Form is available to print out and mail with your payment.

For further information, please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864, email us or write to:

The Bookings Officer
SETS Tours
PO Box 275
Broadway NSW 2007

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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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