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News: Blue Mountains Railway Celebrates 150 years

Last weekend marked 150 years since the first regular passenger train travelled from Penrith to Weatherboard (known today as Wentworth Falls).

Blue Mountains Flyer at Penrith

To celebrate this historic occasion, a steam train from the NSW Rail Museum operated last Friday 21 July from Central to Wentworth Falls, where passengers alighted for a special ceremony held adjacent to the station, hosted by the Wentworth Falls Chamber of Commerce and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Close to 3,000 people enjoyed this and the many heritage train shuttles held on Saturday at Penrith and again on Sunday at Lawson.

The event attracted much publicity including from 7 News - see report below.

Special thanks to all the staff and volunteers from NSW TrainLink, NSW Rail Museum, and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum who helped make the weekend's events possible.

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Channel 7 news report

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Transport Heritage NSW and Valley Heights staff and volunteers at the 150th birthday celebrations