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'No More Waste' — Steam Train 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 3237 steam locomotive 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 — $220 — ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Return train trip only — $135

Train to depart from Central Station 8am, Saturday 9 September, 2017 and return at 7pm. (Details & timetable will be posted once confirmed, closer to the event)

On Saturday 9 September 2017 at 8:00am


Central Station
(Country Platforms), Sydney, NSW 2000

Contact Details

LVR: (02) 6342 4999