Preservation Calendar

Preservation groups in Tasmanian operate a mixture of regularly scheduled running days and special events. This list has been compiled with information provided by the groups, and the ARHS takes no responsibility for any changes or incorrect information on this page. See the end of this page for a list of abbreviations and links to contact details

Following a year long investigation carried out by TasRail and the three interested tourist railways into main line access for tourist and heritage rail passenger operations, it was announced in December 2011 that access to the freight railway network was not possible in the short to medium term. This means that tourist and heritage rail passenger services will be confined to private railway lines for the short term with the situation to be reviewed again in 2 to 3 years.

 

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Special operations

This list details all mainline excursions, and other events which are not regularly scheduled. Some of these are one off events, others happen regularly but on differing days.

Regular operations

Many groups have standardised on operating certain days of the month. The regular operations may be varied by special events (see above), or unforeseen circumstances

Date:From:To:GroupNotes
DailyDonColes Beach Don  
DailyLune RiverThe Deep Hole Ida Bay Summer timetable (October to April only)- 5 trips per day
Winter - Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only - 3 trips per day 
Every SaturdayInveresk, Launceston LTram Tram operates six times per day 
First SaturdaySheffield RWC  
First SundaySheffield RWC  
First SundayGlenorchy TTMS Railcar DP15 
First SundayTullah WGW October to May only 
Last weekendTullah WGW  
Third SundayGlenorchy TTMS Steam loco C22 and train 
Wednesday to FridayStrahanDubbil Barril Abt WR Afternoon return journey 
Wednesday to SundayQueenstownDubbil Barril Abt WR Morning return journey 

List of abbreviations

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AbbreviationTitle
Abt WRWest Coast Wilderness Railway
DonDon River Railway
RWCSheffield Steam and Heritage Centre
TTMSTasmanian Transport Museum
Ida BayIda Bay Railway
LTramLaunceston Tramway Museum
WGWWee Georgie Wood

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