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Cockatoo Run Sunday 22 February to be hauled
by newly restored diesel locomotive 42101

3801 Limited is proud to operate the inaugural tour of newly restored locomotive 42101
on the Cockatoo Run train on Sunday 22nd February 2015.

The 421 class was built by Clyde Engineering, Granville for the NSW Government Railways in 1965/66. The 421s retained the classic GM/EMD Streamlined nose as with the other Clyde built 42, GM and S locomotives at one end, but featured a flat-cab at the other end. In this respect, they are unique amongst "bulldog nose" locomotives in the world. The 421 class initially entered service on the NSW Main South line before being transferred to Bathurst in 1970 to operate services on the Main Western line between Lithgow and Broken Hill, including the Indian Pacific service. Following a down turn in traffic, all ten 421 class locomotives were withdrawn from service in December 1986/January 1987 and put in store at Junee Locomotive Depot.

Locomotive 42101 was purchased by one of 3801 Limited's volunteers, James Gray, in late 1990, in a very deteriorated condition. In March 2010 the loco was moved to the Eveleigh Railway workshops from the Goulburn Roundhouse, where James, in conjunction with the 3801 Limited team, undertook the restoration, traction motor installation and commissioning, which was completed in late 2014. It has since been repainted in its as delivered NSWGR paint scheme of December 1965 and is now in operational condition and approved for use on the NSW networks. It is now one of only two preserved 421 class locos, and the only one operating.

The Cockatoo Run
This train is hauled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives

3801 Limited invites you to join us on the Cockatoo Run. This restored heritage train operates from Sydney through to Robertson and Moss Vale via Wollongong on select Thursdays and Sundays.

The Journey:
Cockatoo Run commences its journey in Sydney and travels along the
spectacular Illawarra route to Wollongong. The journey from Sydney offers
spectacular coastal scenery prior to the ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment.
The line climbs 600 metres through rainforests, past waterfalls and the spectacular viaduct. The train makes a stop at Summit Tank to admire the view over Lake Illawarra out to the Tasman Sea.
Cab View
Bald Hill

The historic Southern Highland township of Robertson with its old town atmosphere
and rustic appeal is generally a great tourist stopover in which to spend some time.
You have the choice of detraining here or alternatively continuing onto Moss Vale.

The Train:
The train at Central StationThe train is hauled by one of our Heritage Diesel Locomotives and consists of fully restored 1930s and 1940s built carriages complete with its original open air windows. Our buffet car offers light refreshments and souvenirs. The train is not licensed, however you can bring your own drinks to help make a memorable day out on the train.

The Staff:
The Staff
Our friendly crew of volunteer passenger attendants will assist with your travel needs when you board and travel on the train and show you to your allocated seats. Our crew will offer information on places of interest that we pass.

How to Book:
Seats should be reserved prior to travel and bookings can be made either here on our website online, by downloading a booking form that can be posted to our address or over the phone by payment by credit card. Last minute sales of tickets can be purchased on the train before departure at Central Railway station by cash payment only provided there are seats available. Our office is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday where phone bookings can be made

Selected Sundays and Wednesdays or Thursdays

Cockatoo Run Fares:
25% Discount for travel in June and July
WINTERBLUES in Coupon field with your details

From Sydney Region to Robertson or Moss Vale and return
Children (school age)
(2 adults & 2 children)

From Wollongong Region to Robertson or Moss Vale and return
Children (school age)
(2 adults & 2 children)

Booking Form to mail or fax
3801 Limited reserves the right to accept or decline bookings
The train will operate to the following timetable:
Selected Sundays and Wednesdays or Thursdays
Forward Journey

Return Journey
Depart Sydney
9.06 am

Depart Moss Vale
14.40 pm
(Sundays only) Hurstville
9.28 am

15.24 pm
9.45 am

15.29 pm
10.38 am

17.00 pm
10.50 am

17.07 pm
11.08 am

17.18 pm
12.37 pm

18.12 pm
12.43 pm

(Sundays only) Hurstville
18.26 pm
Moss Vale
13.45 pm

18.53 pm
* By request only


Check our links to Places to Eat.

If required should be pre-booked by calling the following:

Robertson Hotel
Robertson Bowling Club
Fountaindale Grand Manor
Roberston Cheese Factory

4885 1202
4885 1306
4885 1111
4885 1168


Carriage and full train charters are available for our Heritage Main Line Train operations and also the Cockatoo Run.
Contact us on 1300 65 3801 or by e-mail.
We can make that occasion something to remember

Booking Form to mail or fax or Book Online
3801 Limited reserves the right to accept or decline bookings

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