Come and Live in the Past!

Canberra Easter Steam Train Rides




All Trains for the event have been cancelled. This affects the following dates:

Friday, 10 April 2020

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Monday, 13 April 2020


The Picnic Train regret to announce the cancellation of our Steam Train Rides out of Canberra over Easter 2020.


With several thousand people likely to take part in the train rides over four days, we have decided to cancel the event, based on the Federal Government’s guidelines that gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled from 16th March due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation.


We recognise that many residents of the ACT and surrounding areas were looking forward to our steam train over Easter — particularly after many had their summer holidays interrupted with the bushfires.


Ticket sales for this event have been closed and all tickets sold so far for the trains will be refunded to the purchaser as per the guidelines in the Terms & Conditions.


We apologise for the disappointment, but the safety sand health of our customers is our priority.


Please be patient as we work through the ticket sales and allow up to 5 business days for funds to be deposited back into the purchaser’s account.


We have suspended announcing all future events, but are still busy planning for events so we can quickly bring steam back to life, when the time comes.

The Picnic Train is proudly operated by Sydney Rail Services.