Hornsby Model Engineers

Co-operative Ltd

Sydney NSW Australia

Public Days - Dates & Times

We welcome public visitors to the Galston Valley Railway on public running days. These are on the 2nd Sunday in each month (including Mother's Day, long weekends etc.)

Gates open at 9:30 - rides from 10 am to 3 pm (but we may finish earlier if there are very few people left or the weather turns bad).

Trains run continually throughout the day. We generally have a mix of steam and "diesel" (i.e. petrol or electric) locomotives but on days of a Total Fire Ban this will be limited to "diesel".

Wet weather? Our running day will only be cancelled if there is steady rain at Galston in the morning. We will usually run if the weather is showery. A decision will be made by about 9:30 am. If you want to get the latest information on the day, please call us on 9653 1630 after 9:30 am.

Hot weather. Our running day will also be cancelled if the forecast (for Parramatta) indicates that the day will be 40 °C or more. If we have cancelled, this web site will have a note at the top of each page. You can also call us on 9653 1630 to check.

Please note our safety rules and conditions of entry.

Public Running Dates (next 12 months):

  • October 8th 2017
  • November 12th 2017
  • December 10th 2017
  • January 14th 2018
  • February 11th 2018
  • March 11th 2018
  • April 8th 2018
  • May 13th 2018
  • June 10th 2018
  • July 8th 2018
  • August 12th 2018
  • September 9th 2018

Please note that all train passengers must wear fully enclosed footware - not sandals or thongs!

We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.