SYD BBBB Dec 21 Christmas drinks | Page 2 | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

SYD BBBB Dec 21 Christmas drinks

Added to Calendar: 21-12-19

BAM1748

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
5,664
Train to depart Sydney around 2pm
pick up Olympic Park, some of the suburban lines have track work this weekend but we can get out by going in circles and into Chullora via the freight network.
Then via the Southern Sydney Freight only line and onto the main south to Moss Vale and Goulburn and Canberra after a meal stop.

People welcome to come part way if they wish.
 

BAM1748

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
5,664
Approximate times, we can pick up and if anyone wants a really short ride drop off at Olympic Park at 13:35

Sydney Terminal dep 1315
Moss Vale 1600
Goulburn 1710-1840 (Dinner Break)
Canberra arr 2030 Run round & shunt to Canberra Railway Museum
 
  • Like
Reactions: ALH

alief

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2013
Messages
38
Would love to come along for this! I've seen a few BAM trips over the years but have never been able to sort out the work details. Still space avaialble?

@Viridianne, maybe we'll be the only 2 non-blokes on this bloke run of the BAM.
 

moa999

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
9,893
Flights
My Map
So assuming a regular Sat service looks like getting out at Goulburn the best bet and booking the Xplorer service.
Moss Vale 1600
Moss Vale 1605 Central 1829 Opal $6.20
Moss Vale 1802 Central 1945 XPT service needs booking - about $18/25
Moss Vale 1835 Central 2110 Opal $6.20
First service probably difficult given the usual delays.

Goulburn 1710-1840 (Dinner Break)
Goulburn 1835 Central 2116 Xplorer service needs booking - about $29/36
Goulburn 2107 Central 0039 Opal $6.20
 
Last edited:

BAM1748

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
5,664
So assuming a regular Sat service looks like getting out at Goulburn the best bet and booking the Xplorer service.

Moss Vale 1605 Central 1829 Opal $6.20
Moss Vale 1802 Central 1945 XPT service needs booking - about $18/25
Moss Vale 1835 Central 2110 Opal $6.20
First service probably difficult given the usual delays.


Goulburn 1835 Central 2116 Xplorer service needs booking - about $29/36
Goulburn 2107 Central 0039 Opal $6.20
As long as you don’t love to far from central at that hour.
 

CaptJCool

Established Member
Joined
May 31, 2012
Messages
1,132
So I gather it’s more of a one-way trip now ?

I’ll be bronze -

as much as I’d like to be along the logistics might work if the tramway to open in Sydney around that time. Could do three birds with one stone tramway in Canberra, steam and Sydney Light Rail (side-trip to Newcastle light rail perhaps)
 

moa999

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
9,893
Flights
My Map
work if the tramway to open in Sydney around that time.
Local press has reported Sat 7 Dec as the target date for opening of the city section and Randwick branch, with fallback a week later.

But yet to be formally announced by Govt until the testing is complete (the Metro opening was only announced about 10 days out).

Reportedly running to a full timetable under test from the Monday and the finish touches (eg. Opal readers) have started being installed.
 

CaptJCool

Established Member
Joined
May 31, 2012
Messages
1,132
Local press has reported Sat 7 Dec as the target date for opening of the city section and Randwick branch, with fallback a week later.
Hmmmm
In any event I’m tied into Adelaide until 7th... Test cricket, friends over and a big theatre show!

When our extension opened, it was announced on the morning of.....lol
 

moa999

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
9,893
Flights
My Map
I'd like to be along the logistics might work if the tramway to open in Sydney around that time.
Light rail L2 opening officially confirmed for 14-Dec with two days of free travel, then normal services.
 

BAM1748

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
5,664
Looking like we have a nice size group which is excellent. I’m still waiting for our maintenance people to advise what locos will be used, train will be 4 cars, the BAM, our company one and 2 from the railway museum in Canberra.

Depart Sydney Terminal 13:15

Goulburn 16:42 to 18:40 for dinner stop.

Canberra 20:50


Sunday morning for anyone who happens to live in Goulburn.

Depart Canberra 07:20

Arrive Goulburn 09:42


Checked the weather, and it looks hot, very hot. So be sure to keep the liquids up!
 

BAM1748

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2008
Messages
5,664
Those who couldn’t make still might if the date moves to January.

The bushfires south of Sydney have closed the line and waiting to find out if the train can come to Sydney. Presently has a crew on it in Goulburn waiting.
 

alief

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2013
Messages
38
I'm secretly (guess it's not a secret anymore) hoping for a Jan trip.

But I'd hate to see everyone planning for tomorrow be disappointed. Fingers crossed for you all.
 

AFF on Air Podcast

  • Life as a Road Warrior – AIR028
    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:36:07 AEDT
      Ever wondered what it's like to be a road warrior, flying from Melbourne to Sydney every week or internationally multiple times each month? On this episode, AFF member "Sp ...
  • Indian Pacific & Other Epic Train Journeys – AIR027
    Sat, 11 Jan 2020 02:31:00 AEDT
      In this episode, we take a brief detour from the aviation discussion to talk about train travel! There's something nice - perhaps even romantic - about long-distance train ...
  • Status Runs – AIR026
    Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:15:21 AEDT
      If you're a little bit short of the next airline status tier, a status run can get you over the line. In this episode, learn about the best status runs with Virgin Austral ...
  • British Airways Executive Club – AIR025
    Sat, 30 Nov 2019 22:53:26 AEDT
      Many Australians join Qantas Frequent Flyer by default. But even if you fly with Qantas regularly, you could benefit by using the British Airways Executive Club frequent f ...
  • Married Segments & More – AIR024
    Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:32:20 AEDT
      Airlines seem to love married segments, but for frequent flyers and travel agents they can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes you'll find an award seat on a flight you w ...

Community Statistics

Threads
84,504
Messages
1,972,332
Members
51,890
Latest member
nickcurrieau
Top