the Tank Engine in Sydney
a ride on the most famous Thomas in the world in Sydney
Thomas the Tank Engine
If you have
a young family, or just like miniature trains, then visit Thomas
the Tank Engine and Friends at Luddenham. Just few kilometers south
of Penrith you will find Luddenham, just a couple of kilometers
from there you will find The Train Shed and Thomas the Tank Engine
Tank Engine and Friends
Run by local
enthusiasts you can ride on Thomas the Tank Engine for the princely
sum of a few dollars. For slightly more than the cost of a cappuccino
you can see the biggest grin of the day on your pride and joy's
and the six dwarfs
A couple of
things to watch out for whilst you travel is a cow and Snow White
and the six dwarfs (one had gone awol during our ride). The railway
is not much more than a field with a miniature train track on it
but its simplicity is its strength.
you get the picture. This is either refreshingly basic fun for the
kids at great value or a field with a miniature train track depending
upon how you see it. Maybe that's the point. Think of what your
kids will see and feel 'aboard' Thomas the Tank Engine.
is a "G gauge" model railway layout which the children
can drive themselves. James the Red Engine has his own track, whilst
Percy and Toby have to share. The U-Drive is situated inside the
Train Shed. It is set at a child friendly height making it easy
to drive the trains from controls set at the front.
The Train Shed
is potentially the home and training ground for the train drivers
of the future. I hope State Rail is helping out.
No doubt eventually
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends will be turned into Thomas the
Tank Engine Theme park so I suggest you get in now whilst it still
has some charm (and costs little).
You can take
the kids for ride or leave them with mum / dad / aunty and Thomas
of course whilst you sample the local produce. Vicary's Winery is
a mere few steps away. I can vouch for the Cab Sav although I was
told (clever marketing?) that I had taken the pick being the last
bottle of the 98.
and other gatherings are catered for. You probably should check
the Train Shed out before you book.
Ticket to ride
and ride and ride... $6 a ride. The rides can be purchased in blocks.
a few days in advance. Ring before 11-30am
You will get
2 tables and 12 chairs and can bring extra tables & chairs of
your own if you are expecting more than 12 people.
There a kiosk
serving basic refreshments including tea and coffee.
The Train Shed
is situated at the rear of Vicary's Winery on the Northern Road
2km south of Luddenham, Near Penrith, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Phone
No. 02 4739 0199
Sundays and public holidays 10am to 4pm.
Shop is a little basic (or charming) and stocks a range of Thomas
The Tank Engine products, including:
• Learning Curve wooden trains
• "Take-Along" range of trains
• Tomica World battery-powered trains (blue plastic track)
• Puzzles, games, and other toys
this link for more information
you already visit this place. We are sorry if this write up increases
its popularity. When you discover some where like this you often
want to keep it to yourself - sorry. Think of it this way, it helps
Thomas the Tank Engine.
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