During the New South Wales 2016 October long weekend 20 classic and historic Australian locomotives were brought together at the Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre under the ‘Streamliners 2016’ banner (check out our article on the event). Next year, on Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd October, we will be looking to outdo that amazing event when we hold Streamliners 2022.
Once again we will be bringing together an amazing assortment of Australia’s wonderful streamliner locomotives. There will be staged photographic events including crews in period costume, special lighting and fog machines for evening sessions and a fireworks display on the Saturday night. Of course the star of the show will be our own 1972-built, former Commonwealth Railways’ CL17 – the last Electro-Motive streamliner built anywhere in the world.
Food and refreshment providers will be on-site while raffles and auctions will be held to support or charity partner, Limbs 4 Kids. Keep an eye on this events page and Facebook posts for more forthcoming information.
Cootamundra work sessionsOur CL17 project team hold working weekends at the Cootamundra compound approximately once or twice a month, depending on availability. Go to our Contact page to enquire how you can get help.
The Central West Streamliner
On Saturday 27 July 2019 we operated our first mainline tour to help raise funds towards the restoration of CL17. Southern Shorthaul Railroad's 1952-built streamliner B61 led the train from Sydney to Lithgow supported by the Lachlan Valley Railways' locomotive 4716. At Lithgow 4716 was replaced by GM10 - of similar vintage to B61 and also owned by Southern Shorthaul - and the train continued on to Bathurst where most passengers then headed into the town for lunch. The train then headed on to Georges Plains as a special shuttle for locals before returning to Bathurst and continuing on to Sydney. Go to our Contact page to enquire about future tours.