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Zig Zag Railway

Lithgow, Australia
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About Zig Zag Railway
Zig Zag Railway is temporarily CLOSED hoping to reopen in 2018. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call or email us. Negative reviews are not helpful, we will reopen as soon as we can. On behalf of all our volunteers, Thank you for ongoing support.
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BigJim wrote a review Oct. 2019
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Despite some negative and uninformed reviews of the Zig Zag Railway which are often contributed by people with little informed knowledge, hard working members of Zig Zag Railway have been at work restoring infrastructure, rolling stock, and replacing burnt sleepers that were damaged during the catastrophic fires of 2013. Much of this work cannot often takes place behind the scenes. Steam locomotive 218A having passed its boiler test was in steam at the Bottom Points Depot on Saturday 19th October 2019 during celebrations for the opening of the Great Western Railway in 1869. The Zig Zag Railway looks forwards to running heritage trains in the near future.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Glenn G wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I live in lithgow and have been awaiting the return of the zig zag railway for many years now. Went for a drive today 28/9/19 to the Zig Zag railway - nothing much has been done - the tracks are all rusted, graffitti on old carriages, carpark full of potholes and still a dirt track - not a good image for tourists.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Paul H wrote a review Apr. 2018
Sydney, Australia963 contributions153 helpful votes
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We were passing through the area and decided to pull in and have a look around - the Zig Zag Railway has been closed for a while but we thought we would just have a look around to see what remains. The site is still very open and accessible and we spotted a few people around, just hanging around, talking and taking photos. The station platform is still in very good nick, however not much rolling stock to have a look at - a carriage painting with a medical red cross, an abandoned & vandalised carriage and a rusted out locomotive which apparently is Asbestos contaminated (!) Still, despite it being closed and not much in the way of rolling stock to look at, still worth a sticky beak if you're passing through the area - hopefully the Zig Zag Railway gets back up and running again in the not too distant future.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Peter G wrote a review Jul. 2017
Coffs Harbour, Australia294 contributions41 helpful votes
Zig Zag Railway is a MUST DO EXPERIENCE for all families with pre teens. An easy School holiday activity and only 2 hours from most parts of Sydney. Take your camera. Pack a picnic. Enjoy the difference in seasons. Winters can be icy cold and summer hot hot hot. Maybe plan a circle driving route - Great Western Highway through Katoomba and Bell's Line of Road. Must be 10 or fantastic tourist spots suitable for families on this route. Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery, Three Sisters, Scenic Railway, Hydro Majestic Hotel, National Parks with countless bush walks, Little Hartley, Zig Zag Railway etc
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Date of experience: July 2017
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julieadamson2015 wrote a review May 2017
Sunshine Coast, Australia55 contributions17 helpful votes
Sadly this attraction has closed down. My low score is not indicative of what it COULD be like, we would love to see the Zig Zag railway up and running again . There were a group of vandals there causing havoc when we stopped by. :(
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Cameron M, Guest Relations Manager at Zig Zag Railway
Responded 13 Nov. 2017
Hi Julie, yes as per the description we are closed but do hope to reopen next year. One star reviews are not helpful, perhaps you will visit us again when we are open and give us a more realistic review? Did you by chance call the police after witnessing people vandalising our facilities?
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