3 day tour to

Brisbane

by New South Wales railcars

Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st April 2018

Itinerary

Yes, this is a tour to Brisbane. A marvellous opportunity to travel along the scenic North Coast Line in New South Wales in a railcar with windows that actually open. The tour will commence from Newcastle where everyone will assemble at the nominated hotel on Thursday, 19th April.

If you are wondering how to get to the rendezvous in Newcastle there are direct flights from Brisbane to Newcastle while there is also the XPT train. A Society member will meet the following flights at Newcastle airport:-

Virgin flight VA1102 departing Brisbane at 8.55am

Qantas QF 2421 departing Brisbane at 9.50am

Jetstar flight JQ453 departing Brisbane at 11.55am.

A Society member will also meet the XPT on its arrival at Broadmeadow (due 5.54pm). You will then be personally escorted to the hotel. If arriving on another flight we will provide you with details as to how to get to our motel at your own expense. You may make your own arrangements for dinner. There is a plethora of eating places in Newcastle.

On Friday morning a chartered coach will transfer the group to Maitland to join railcars 621/721 chartered from The Rail Motor Society which is based at Paterson, NSW. We then head north stopping for lunch at a suitable location and continuing to Grafton where dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation has been arranged. The Saturday morning will see us proceed on our merry way to Brisbane, terminating at Roma Street station about lunchtime.

THE TRAIN: Our train will be the railmotors 621 & 721, formerly used on the Government railways in New South Wales now lovingly restored by members of The Rail Motor Society at their headquarters beside Paterson railway station. (We pass this location early on the trip.)

FARES: One Fare Only $699.00 This fare includes transfers from Newcastle airport or Broadmeadow to Newcastle (if arriving on the designated flights or XPT), coach transfer to Maitland, chartered railmotor to Grafton and Brisbane, breakfast Friday and Saturday, lunch en route Friday and dinner Friday night

BOOKINGS CLOSE Tuesday, 6th March, 2018.

TIMETABLE: A confirmed timetable has not been received but approximate times are:- Friday: depart Maitland 8.00 – arrive Grafton 6.00pm Saturday: Grafton 8.30 – Roma Street 1.00pm

RESERVATIONS: Bookings may be made:-

1. By MAIL: Forward the attached booking form with a cheque, money order, or credit card details to:- Australian Railway Historical Society Qld Division, GPO Box 682, BRISBANE, 4001

2. By FAX: Fax the booking form and credit card details to:- (07) 3252 1767. 3.

By TELEPHONE: Ring (07) 3252 1759 with your credit card details between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays.

REFUNDS: Will only be made if advice is received by 6th March, 2018. Any refunds will depend on amounts already paid for accommodation, transport and meals.

Tour Details

Date & Time

Saturday 20th January 2018

Tour Fare

One Fare Only $699.00

Departure Details

Newcastle, New South Wales

More information call (07) 3252 1767 ~ arhsqld@bigpond.com

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