celebrate the 50th anniversary of electrification to Campbelltown and
the proclimation of Campbelltown as a city, Sydney Trains were asked
if the heritage electric set could be run to Campbelltown as part of
the celebrations. On Friday 4th May the train stopped at Glenfield to
allow the Mayor of Campbelltown, and a group of invited guests to
board the train, replicating what had happened 50 years ago.
F1 then proceeded to Campbelltown platform 3, arriving
to loud applause and cheering from the large crowd that had gathered
at the station.
Sydney trains CEO Howard Collins, was
also on the train as he was representing Sydney Trains at a civic
function being held at the council chambers later on that day.
After an extended stop the crowd on the platform were invited
to take a short trip to Macarthur and back and the train left
Campbelltown with about 100 people on board. After detraining
back at Campbelltown it was then an empty run back to town.
This was a huge effort to put together all the personel in such a
short time, but the response from the people who had gathered
certainly made it an event to be proud of.
As usual some of our members were able to be in attendance to help
as door monitors and greet the people who were travelling on the
train, a big thank you to everyone involved.
The train will be running on the
June long weekend, 2 - Central - City Circle - Central shuttles,
and an afternoon run to East Hills and return are planned for
For all ticket information please go to the Transport
Heritage web site to book your tickets,
For more news about F1 and its running check back here soon.
Heritage Electric Train, F1, about to depart
Campbelltown platform 2.