Experience the power of steam in Tasmania’s famous “Town of Murals”!
The Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society has built one kilometer of 610mm (2 foot) gauge track at Sheffield in Tasmania’s North West. You can take a scenic two kilometre ride on the fully operational steam train, followed by a hot drink at the renovated Sheffield Station coffee shop.
Book in to peruse the large display of historic agricultural machinery on the RWC site, including a 1906 built Krauss 610mm gauge locomotive and Tasmanian heritage coaches, which have been lovingly restored and maintained by local volunteers.
Steam trains looks even more impressive in cold, damp weather. Winter is a perfect time to visit this community-operated treasure!
Operating times: The trains operate 11am to 4pm each first full weekend of the month. Group bookings are welcome.
Take a look at Tasmania’s largest annual gathering of working steam equipment, SteamFest, if you are in the North West in March. The first SteamFest was held at Sheffield in 1994 and it has been held every year since then on Tasmania’s March long weekend.
The weekend features extensive displays of vintage machinery, train rides, traction engines, steam rollers, vintage cars, farm tractors, tractor pulling competitions, demonstrations of farm practices from the steam era, such as threshing, straw pressing, chaff cutting, wood cutting, stone crushing etc. and stationary engines, craft displays, bands, entertainment and food stalls. Check out the website for more info on this popular annual event.
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