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Tamworth–Kootingal Heritage Steam Train Rides

Tamworth–Kootingal (return)

Saturday, 26 June 2021


Take your friends and family on a short steam train ride from Tamworth to Kootingal (return) as The Picnic Train presents one special day of steam shuttles on Saturday, 26 June 2021 behind former NSW Government Railways locomotive 5917.


Please Note: All fares are for return travel on the same train.

Private Compartment — $150 per group

Enjoy the benefit of an entire booth to yourselves — great for families and social groups!

One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people (max 6 adults advised).

Family of Four — $80

This option is suitable for a maximum of four people and includes two window seats in a spacious area with table.

First Class Duo — $55 for two people

You’ll have First Class seating for two with two window seats in a spacious area with table.

Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote

Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment


Preliminary Timetable*

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Train 1:

  • Tamworth dep 8.50am
  • Tamworth arr 10.00am

 Train 2:

  • Tamworth dep 11.00am
  • Tamworth arr 12.05pm

 Train 3:

  • Tamworth dep 12.15pm
  • Tamworth arr 1.15pm

 Train 4:

  • Tamworth dep 1.55pm
  • Tamworth arr 3.00pm

*Preliminary times only. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. An update email will be sent to the ticket booking a couple of days prior to the event with final trip details.

Buffet Car:

A buffet car will be, serving coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and light snacks. Customers are welcome to bring along picnic lunches, snacks and drinks.


Toilets are available in most carriages.


The train picks up at Tamworth railway station.

Condition of travel:

  • It is advised to check-in everyone in your group using the QR code provided with the Service NSW app
  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats as far as practical
  • COVID-19 restrictions may be implemented on the day depending on current alert level
  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant


View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo

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