Experience the romance of rail travel on a day trip from Maitland to Gloucester and return riding the Barrington Picnic Train on Saturday, 20 November 2021.
Sit back and enjoy the stunning picturesque views of the countryside from inside the beautiful heritage carriages while you steam towards Gloucester.
You’ll have plenty of time for a relaxing lunch at a variety of cafés or bistros in Gloucester. Take a scenic walk, picnic in the park or maybe even go for a dip in the Avon or Gloucester rivers.
Your journey starts at Maitland’s Railway Station, travelling on the North Coast line, paralleling The Bucketts range into Gloucester, where a shuttle bus will be waiting to take passengers into town.
Hauling the Barrington Picnic Train will be 5917, built by Baldwin (USA) in the 1950s for the NSW Government Railways. This class was the last steam power used on the North Coast line in the late 1960s.
Ticketing options all encompass NSW Covid-Safe regulations and are perfect for couples, small groups and families.
If lunching at a café or bistro in Gloucester, please book beforehand to avoid disappointment. Please note COVID-19 Conditions of Travel before booking.