Get on board the Canberra Rail Trail – part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.
Download the Canberra Rail Trail app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for a fun day out on the Rail Trail adventure and discover how rail has shaped Canberra’s history!
What happened to Walter Burley Griffin’s original plans for a railway into the heart of Canberra? Watch the Rail Trail video and find out!
Come to the Canberra Railway Museum this Easter to experience steam train rides and to see the Southern Hemisphere’s largest steam locomotive breathe again. Your train ticket includes entry to the museum and events.
Spend an evening up close and personal with 6029!
Join us for an evening photo-shoot with Beyer-Garratt locomotive 6029 — in steam at the Canberra Railway Museum. Photographers can compose portraits of the locomotive in late afternoon light. After sunset a mixture of natural and artificial lighting generates some of the most spectacular photographic conditions. As the evening progresses and darkness falls, full artificial lighting takes over, producing classic night-time railway scenes.
We are inviting rail enthusiasts and photographers to come to the museum on Saturday, 19th April for this special evening photo-shoot.
The 6029 Photo-Shoot is a fundraiser for Project 6029
Market Day Steam Trains to Bungendore
Take a trip back in time aboard one of our heritage trains. Be fascinated by the wide range of scenery the train travels through en-route to Bungendore. Arrival time in Bungendore is a little after midday and you have two and half hours to explore this charming village, which has many different specialty shops, galleries and a number of cafes and restaurants to dine in. Alternatively, pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.
Sunday Afternoon Bungendore Express (Railmotor)
For a great Sunday afternoon family outing, why not come aboard our vintage railmotor and experience rail travel through the stunning Molonglo Gorge and the two pine range Tunnels. We spend around an hour at Bungendore giving time to wander down town for a coffee or to visit the various attraction of this historic village.
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