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10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere

Trainworks is Australia's largest rail experience. The 5-hectare rail corridor site and much of the collection is owned by the state of New South Wales.

Trainworks is located in Thirlmere - approximately 90km from Sydney - and is one of the main features of the village. Thirlmere, like many towns, was born with the coming of the Great Southern Railway in 1863 to 1867, when a large temporary tent city grew up to house the railway workers. The Thirlmere section of the Main Southern Railway was deviated in 1919.

Today, Trainworks houses a significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW. Every Sunday there is a heritage train ride available to visitors from beautiful Thirlmere Station to Buxton, and return. Pick a Sunday between March and November and enjoy an exhilarating steam train trip. Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends also visit Trainworks three times a year – check their website for more details!

Learn about the history! Take part in a self guided tour or talk a guided tour. Visit the museum and read all about the incredible trains. 

Trainworks is more than just a museum, this family friendly area has modern cutting edge facilities. With expansive picnic & play grounds and on-site Café & BBQ areas, it’s a perfect day out for your group.