the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
If you have
a young family or just like miniature trains The Train Shed with
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is worth a visit. Few kilometers
south of Penrith is the Luddenham, just a couple of kilometers from
there you will find the home of The Train Shed and Thomas the Tank
Engine and Friends
Tank Engine and Friends
Run by local
enthusiasts you can ride on Thomas the Tank Engine for the princely
sum of four dollars [2009 prices]. For slightly more than the cost
of a cappuccino you can see the biggest grin of the day on your
pride and joy's little face.
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 Train
Shed 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 in the Train Shed
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
The Train Shed
is potentially the home and training ground for the train drivers
of the future. I hope State Rail is helping out.
Tank Engine Theme park
No doubt eventully
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).
Tank Engine Wine
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.
Tank Engine Birthday Parties
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.
The Train Shed
Thomas 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
For more Train
if you already visit the Train Shed. We are sorry if this write
up increases the Train Shed's popularity. When you discover someplace
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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