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Terrain Tunnel Push-Pull Tour
86 Class Electric hauled train to Glenfield, Lithgow, and Bondi Junction


Photograph by Andrew Coble 20/08/2005

Come and join SETS for an unusual electric loco tour. Travel around the system in a vintage train with two electric locos - one on the front and one on the back !

Our tour will feature two 86 class locos, including our own 8606. The all-day tour will take us to some once familiar places for electric locos, plus a couple of locations where they have rarely been seen. We will cover a variety of underground, suburban, goods and interurban lines.

Numerous photostops have been allowed along the route. Some cab rides will be available.

This is a rare opportunity to travel on a push-pull electric loco hauled train. Highlights of the day will include the run to Glenfield via the City Underground and the Airport Line, traversing the Y-link, the run through the scenic Blue Mountains to Lithgow, and the return via Bondi Junction.

Our tour will commence with an 9:25 am departure from REDFERN (Platform 9) proceeding to the City Underground, with a quick pick-ups at Central (before) at 9:33 am (Platform 17) and (after) 9:48 am (Platform 23).

We then travel to Glenfield via the Airport and East Hills Lines. The train changes direction and then proceeds to the Western Line via the Harris Park Y-Link. We then go to Katoomba where we have a one-hour lunch break.

After lunch we continue on to Lithgow. After a 60 minute break, we return to the city proceeding via the Lidcombe Loop to Sydenham to enter the Eastern Suburbs Railway. We travel to Bondi Junction and then return to the city, setting down at Kings Cross at 19:49. The trip concludes at Redfern (ESR) at around 19:58 pm.

THE 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.

To book your place on this tour, please print and complete a booking form [html or pdf (30k) format] and post with your payment to the address below.

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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