Travel on the Zig Zag railway, experiencing the high scenic views of the Blue Mountains’, vast natural landscape, admiring the grand sandstone viaducts and listening to the relaxing sound of the steam-powered locomotive’s chuffing. The magical trip back in time allows passengers to relive the era of steam trains, and appreciate the difficult terrain and technical challenges engineers faced in the early 1900s, filled with sights, sounds, and smells of a different time.
This Australian heritage railway was built and established in the 1960’s near the township of Lithgow. The trainline secured a safe passage for the transportation of people, mail and local produce from the western plains of NSW into the heart of the city of Sydney. Soon afterward, it was relieved by the construction of a 10-tunnel deviation in the late 1900’s.