All Aboard the Steampunk Express........

Experience the Golden Age of train travel! Get that steam train smell into your lungs, close your eyes and travel back in time.



What’s the experience like? Since 1962, trains from the Trainworks collection have gone on tour right around New South Wales (in Australia) and beyond. Sink back into vintage vinyl covered seats with individual tray tables in impeccably restored, wood panelled carriages.


The dining car has an excellent selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with which to wash down some tasty morsels. Martini, anyone?


Ladies and Gentlemen, leaving Sydney stations throughout the year, we thoroughly recommend exploring the many stunning regions of New South Wales in a First Class lounger. What could be a more authentic travel experience for the Steampunk aficionado? There is no experience more authentic than this!

Book your tickets, buy your friends a Gift Voucher, pack a little portmanteau and dress up in your 19th century finery (but we know how you like to PUNK it UP a bit!)

http://www.heritageexpress.info/


Where could you go? You board at Sydney’s Central Station to go on a day trip, a luxury weekend adventure, have a moving dining experience, or go to one of many special events…be sure to check back in as we’ll cover some spiffy occasions in upcoming posts.  

Should you book a Day trip in the First Class Lounge, you may very well be treated to a delicious Devonshire Tea.  The sterling service is explained by the manner in which Heritage Express is run: many of those assisting on board are volunteers and are there because of their love of train travel.



From the First Class Lounge – and only from this rarified section - you may choose to access the Observation Deck. Those with new fangled photographical equipment will be thrilled with the views they will capture from the vantage points on offer.



We beheld one of the Heritage Express steam trains chuffing out of Katoomba Station in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, collecting visitors who had arrived earlier that day to attend the Winter Magic Festival - held in June around the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere every year.

We heard whispers that those who had booked a dining car experience en route to the Winter Magic Festival were served a superb breakfast and plied with copious cups of tea until arriving at their mountainous destination.



To get your very own vintage Yuletide table, you may also visit the Victory Theatre Antiques located in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney) where Radical Brochante (Stallholder “FRE”) upstairs has all your tableware needs covered.

http://www.victorytheatre.com.au/


Make sure you wave to the common folk - many of them will turn out along your route to admire your charming attire and taste in fine travel.  They're wishing they were you!



17 comments:

  1. wow, a nostalgia trip with a modern twist, that really is hailing from a different age a must do for the steampunk aficionado, the winter festival sounds like a lot of fun, mist the year but I think that there will definitely be a window next year. well done guys promoting a way of life less ordinary.
    Cheers and happy steam punking
    Alexander the Irvine.

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    1. I hope you can make the trip Alexander the Irvine, that would be great!

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  2. I was passionate about trains and railway history, because I traveled a lot in adolescence with them, every travel was a new adventure, but certainly a trip with Heritage Express is unique, I would love to board in Sydney's Central Station, to drink Devonshire Tea and get to Katoomba Station to see those wonderful places.
    It would be an awesome adventure!
    Steampunk aficionado is certainly wonderful and amazing, it leaves you with unforgettable memories!
    The first thing I will do it when I get in Sydney this will be!Thanks for the great article!

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  3. That is a wonderful Dorina and I hope I do see you on this trip of a lifetime...thanks!

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  4. A wonderfully nostalgic trip to days gone by. You now have me salivating at the thought of a 'Devonshire cream tea'! :)

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    1. Thank you Jude, this will be one trip you will never forget!

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  5. Excellent video! Pictures are fantastic. I want to take that trip now. You have done an amazing job.

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    1. Thank you Lisa...I look forward to toasting to your health aboard the train!

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  6. May be taking that trip around April 2018 :)

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    1. I will reserve your first class carriage for you!

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  7. This must be an awesome thing to do. Ultimate dress up ;-) What an adventure. I imagine it's a great way to spend a day. This sounds like a lot of fun!

    Are kids welcome?

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    1. It is a fantastic way to spend a day Liz! Kids are definitely welcome!

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  8. Sounds exciting and informative. Love the video.

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    1. Hopefully I will be toasting to your health Josephine....:) On the train of course!

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    2. It is possible Michael. Keep posting. Nice work.

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