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Grand Re-Opening of Zig-Zag Railway

Sat 21 October

Join in the celebration and grand reopening of Zig Zag Railway and help mark the railway’s 154th birthday.

It’s been years in the making, and we can’t wait to welcome you and your family and show you our new refreshed look!

On the day you can enjoy:

  • ‘Taster rides’ on the famous Zig Zag (45min trips at a discounted rate)  Zig Zag Railway online tickets – Home (roller.app)
  • live music and entertainment for the whole family
  • gifts, homewares or a snack from one of our local sellers and producers at the Lyrebird Spring Markets (hosted by ABCD Inc)
  • love steam display
  • portable traction steam engine
  • Clarence Dargan RFS fleet
  • heritage buss displays.



Sat 21 October
Event Categories:


Zig Zag Railway
Clarance, NSW + Google Map


Local government area
Heritage, Other


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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