Come and Live in the Past!
The North West Picnic Train
Maitland–Werris Creek (return)
Saturday, 3 April 2021
(Departing Maitland, picking up at Singleton and Muswellbrook)
Come and join us for this rare steam-only day trip on the Main North line from Maitland to Werris Creek (return) on Saturday, 3 April 2021.
Hauling the North West Picnic Train will be our legendary Baldwin steam locomotive, 5917 — built in the 1950s for the NSW Government Railways.
We have ticketing options available encompassing NSW Covid-Safe regulations.
There will be no buffet service on board. Passengers are advised to bring a picnic hamper and drinks.
After arrival at Werris Creek, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the many charms of this railway town. Make sure you visit The Rail Journeys Museum located at the railway station!
If lunching in Quirindi or Werris Creek, please book at an establishment beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.
Standard Private Compartment — $500 (standard compartment seating up to 4 people)
*Note: Family groups of up to 6 people will be permitted under a Private Compartment booking without needing to purchase extra tickets.
First Class Duo:
Two People — $260 (Two First Class window seats guaranteed)
One Person — $175 (Lounge car seating, including a glass of Champagne and Devonshire Tea)
Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote
Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment
Condition of travel:
Outbound Journey (picking up at Maitland, Singleton and Muswellbrook only)
Maitland dep 8.05am
Singleton dep 8.55am
Muswellbrook dep 9.50am
Scone (water stop 10.15–11.10am)
Quirindi arr 12.55pm
Werris Creek arr 1.20pm
Werris Creek dep 3.40pm
Quirindi dep 4.00pm
Scone (water stop 5.35–6.10pm)
Muswellbrook arr 6.30pm
Singleton arr 7.25pm
Maitland arr 8.10pm
*Approximate times only. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. A pre-event email will be sent to the ticket booking a couple of days prior to the event with final trip details.
Due to the current social distancing regulations, there will be no buffet available on the North West Picnic Train. Customers are welcome to bring along picnic lunches, snacks and drinks.
BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys will not be permitted
Toilets are available in all carriages and will be locked off while in metropolitan areas. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, passengers using the toilet are asked to wear a face mask.
There are no charging points on the heritage equipment. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.
Steam locomotive 5917 will be the primary motive power for the North West Picnic Train.
Relax with Champagne and Devonshire Tea in Lounge Class
View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo