Locomotive 3801 Delights Train Enthusiasts With Departures From Bathurst | Western lawyer

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The platform at Bathurst Station was packed on Sunday as people flocked to get a glimpse of the iconic 3801 locomotive. The 3801 is the only Australian steam locomotive to have traveled to all continental states and territories and operated as continuous passenger service from 1943. to 1974. This train was last put into service in 2007 and its return to Bathurst was welcomed over the weekend. READ MORE: Bathurst welcomes iconic 3801 steam locomotive for the first time since 2007 People were able to purchase tickets for round-trip journeys from Bathurst to Wimbledon, each journey lasting approximately 1.5 hours . Among the passengers on Sunday were the Gillbanks family. Tony and his wife Shae were taking their 16 month old son Keaton on the steam engine for his very first train ride. “It’s a little fun and he likes going down to the [rail] museum, so we thought it would be good for him, ”said Gillbanks. Before their trip, Tony and Keaton were able to stand in the cabin of 3801 and have their picture taken. Other passengers also lined up for the chance to get a closer look at the engine. Bathurst train trips were sold out by the weekend. On Sunday, tickets were still available for the 3801 tour to other Midwestern destinations. He will be at Orange on Monday and again on June 14. , and in Dubbo on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a one-way transfer from Orange to Dubbo on Tuesday, which is already full. The 3801 underwent a $ 3.5 million overhaul, funded by the NSW government, to allow it to tour regionally across the state. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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