When do we operate?


The Western Districts Live Steamers will be closed for Running Days until the risks from the COVID-19 virus have passed. This is in line with Government policies and in the interest of our guests and members personal health. 
Train rides are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays only of each month from February to December.
Opening hours Saturdays are from 10am to 3pm (No rides during January due to essential maintenance).  

The 3rd weekend in October is our Birthday invitation run and night running usually occurs during this weekend.

It is a mandatory requirement that all intending passengers must wear enclosed footwear i.e. No open toed shoes, no sandals, no thongs or bare feet will at any time be permitted on the trains. 

* Except in The long Weekend in October (Oktoberfest) and in January when no trains are operating.

Members from kindred societies are more than welcome to attend. Visiting locomotives must be equipped with brakes and a current AMBSC boiler certificate must be sighted before raising steam.