Steam Train Rides
Enjoy a 40-minute steam train ride along the Loop Line from historic Thirlmere Station. Ride behind a variety of locomotives across the weekend. Steam train rides depart Thirlmere Station throughout the day.
Huff N' Puff
Put yourself to the test against a steam train in the Huff N’ Puff road race at the Thirlmere Festival of Steam.
Tickets are $45.00 per person and include entry into the race, steam train ride to the starting line and entry into the NSW Rail Museum to enjoy after the race.
There will be a $250 prize for 1st and $150 prize for 2nd place for both male and female competitors. All race participants will receive a participation medallion.
Please ensure you have read the Huff N’ Puff Race Information prior to purchasing tickets.
NSW Rail Museum
The NSW Rail Museum comes to life with an array of steam, including several historic steam locomotives, live model steam engines, full-size and miniature steam traction engines and a display of vintage machinery. Plus, don’t miss roving performers, mini-train rides, railway art displays and more!
Amusement Rides + Carnival
Youngsters of all ages will find fun and entertainment with a range of amusement rides and display attractions to enjoy from 12pm - 9pm. There will also be a selection of carnival food trucks and treats.
Carnival Sensory Friendly Session
In support of adults, young people and children living with disability, we will be hosting a free Sensory Friendly session at the Festival of Steam Carnival on Saturday 18 March from 10.30am-12 noon.
For all NSW Rail Museum related enquiries, including steam train rides, call 1300 11 55 99.