Come and Live in the Past!

Return of Iconic Steam Locomotive 5917


Saturday, 11 May 2019 and Sunday 12 May 2019


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Sit back and enjoy a ride through the Hunter Valley behind steam power!


Help us celebrate the return to active service of steam locomotive 5917. Fresh from a two-year overhaul at the Hunter Valley Railway Workshops, the 1952 Baldwin-built 5917 will lead the Singleton Express from Broadmeadow to Singleton over the Mother’s Day weekend.


Our train departs from Broadmeadow railway station, picking up at Maitland. Enjoy our air-conditioned lounge cars with a complimentary glass of champagne on boarding. Choose our High Tea option, served in our ex-Indian Pacific dining car or ride in our air-conditioned sitting cars. For private parties, we have the option of First Class open-windowed compartments.


You’ll have time at Singleton to visit a variety of cafés and pubs or take stroll around this historic town before reboarding.


On the return journey, The Singleton Express will whisk you back home through the golden afternoon sun.



Standard Class Seating (Child) — $60

Standard Class Seating (Senior) — $70

Standard Class Seating (Adult) — $70

Blue Zephyr Club Lounge (includes a complimentary drink) — $105

High Tea in the Diner/Blue Zephyr Club Lounge (am/pm) — $135

Blue Zephyr Club Lounge/High Tea in the Diner (am/pm) — $135

First Class Private Compartment (for up to 6 people) — $400



(outbound journey)

Broadmeadow dep 10.05am

Maitland dep 10.40am

Singleton arr 11.30am

(return journey)

Singleton dep 1.55pm

Maitland arr 2.55pm

Broadmeadow arr 3.40pm


The Picnic Train is proudly operated by Sydney Rail Services.