Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
19th Century Engineering Masterpiece & Renowned Tourist Railway
Services are temporarily suspended.
We apologise for the
We hope to restart in second part of 2013.
'We Will Be Back'
Click on 'Restart News' in the menu for more information.
Website visitors please sign the petition to the New South Wales
Save Steam and Save Heritage Rail
Zig Zag is a not-for-profit Co-operative that relies on ticket sales
and donations to keep the magic of steam alive. Please consider making a donation.
Donations of $2 and above are tax deductable (for Australian taxpayers).
Click on button to go to donation page.
Zig Zag railway has been operating both Steam and Diesel Rail Motor trains seven days a week for many years now. Unfortunately this intensive running schedule is taking its toll of our Locomotives and Carriages. Zig Zag Railway is currently developing a whole new set of procedures to ensure that we will be able to return to the services we offered before.
Larry Zanker, Chairman Zig Zag Railway.
The Zig Zag Railway appeals to children and adults alike, especially those who once rode behind steam locomotives on the way to school or on holidays. It is a magical step back in time, filled with sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era. Every trip from Clarence Station winds its way through the remarkable Blue Mountains' scenery, offering glimpses of grand sandstone viaducts, accompanied by the chuffing steam locomotive. It is a chance to appreciate the difficult terrain that confronted the builders and marvel at how they brought the railway down into the Lithgow Valley and on westward.
It is an experience that makes you stop, wonder and marvel - the perfect opportunity to create new memories.