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'No More Waste 1875' Tin Hare Railmotor Picnic to Lithgow

Join family descendants of Thomas Mort, Eugene Nicolle and Augustus Morris for a re-enactment of the 1875 celebration of their achievements in refrigeration technology.

Lachlan Valley Railway’s 1920's "Tin Hare" CPH Railmotors will pick you up from Sydney, Strathfield, Parramatta, Katoomba or Mount Victoria and take you to Lithgow, re-enacting the train trip that brought 300 guests to Mort’s slaughter and freezing works in 1875. The luncheon was served after a tour of the works; all the food had been chilled or frozen — a world first!

Join the families at the Hoskins Uniting Church, with its beautiful Sorensen garden, on the corner of Mort & Bridge Streets for a Victorian picnic, which recreates, in part, the picnic 142 years ago.

Zig Zag beer and wine from the Megalong Valley will be available for purchase.

You can enjoy the dishes of a Victorian picnic, or bring your own picnic and rug.


Return train trip and picnic lunch — $145 — LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Return train trip only — $60

Train to depart from Central Station 9am (TBC), Saturday 9 September, 2017 and return just after 6pm. (Details & timetable will be posted once confirmed, closer to the event).

Please note: this event was originally advertised as a steam train. Our steam engine will not be available for this trip and has been replaced by the CPH Railmotors.


Central Station
(Country Platforms), Sydney, NSW 2000

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