The Harbour City Limited
Departs 8 March 2020 - from Brisbane ON REQUEST
Harbour City Limited – join our latest journey by ship and train from Brisbane to Sydney return. Escape every day life and domestic routines for a few days, as you enjoy a relaxed journey back to a more gracious, bygone era when the art of travel was just as important as the destination. Our unique, seven day escapade begins with a cruise south to the Harbour City aboard the floating resort, Sea Princess, with time to kick back as you take in the coastal views.
Two nights in the historic, art deco-style Grace Hotel in the heart of Sydney awaits. A delightful part of your stay in the Harbour City will be a private morning tea at the Queen Victoria Building Tea Rooms, with the rest of the day at leisure to explore as you please.
At Sydney Terminal you’ll board the charming, heritage rail motor 621/721 for a leisurely, three-day journey to Brisbane. There really is a nostalgic romanticism about historic trains. Daydream out the windows, which open for fresh air, savour morning tea stops and soak in the changing scenery that is often far away from main roads. You’ll also enjoy the warm camaraderie amongst your fellow passengers.
There are overnight stays in Port Macquarie where you will enjoy dinner at a local winery and Grafton where dinner is included at the historic Crown Hotel. A feature of our run north is the Border Loop, a unique spiral formation where the railway line travels around a mountain and up over itself into Queensland. Your adventure ends at Brisbane’s Roma Street Station after a week of fun and relaxation.
Departs 8 March 2020 - 7 days
- 2 night voyage on Sea Princess including all meals, entertainment and gratuities
- Welcome aboard get together
- 2 nights Sydney accommodation at the Grace Hotel (or similar) including breakfast on the first day
- Private morning tea at the Queen Victoria Building Tea Rooms
- Daylight service from Sydney Terminal to Brisbane Roma Street Station aboard the heritage 621/721 rail motor including morning and afternoon teas, lunch and light refreshments
- 1 night Port Macquarie accommodation at RYDGES (or similar) with dinner and breakfast
- 1 night Grafton accommodation at a local motel with dinner and breakfast
- Group transfers in Sydney, Wauchope and Grafton
- Services of professional Cruise Express Tour Managers
from: $2,290* pp twin share ON REQUEST
from: $2,990* solo ON REQUEST
Approx. 14.6 to 15 sq m.
from: $2,490* pp twin share ON REQUEST
from: $3,290* solo ON REQUEST
Approx. 13.6 to 19.1 sq. m.
from: $2,690* pp twin share ON REQUEST
from: $3,490* solo ON REQUEST
Approx. 19.8 to 20.1 sq. m., including balcony
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621 / 721
New South Wales Government Railways embarked on a program of passenger fleet modernisation placing an order for five 2 car sets in 1960 to displace steam hauled suburban services in Newcastle. After trials, class leader set 621/721 was delivered to Newcastle on 21 August 1961. 621/721 operated in its intended role serving the people of the Hunter region for over 45 years only straying away for brief periods of maintenance in Sydney. During its career it performed thousands of runs to destinations including Telarah, Dungog, Scone, Cessnock, Gosford, Taree and Sandgate Cemetery.
621 was rostered to perform the last regular 620/720 service to Dungog mismatched with car 725 in June 2007. A special RailCorp tour to Paterson officially farewelling the sets with invited guests was run on October 29 of the same year saw it reunited with trailer 721. After a period of storage at Broadmeadow 621/721 was nominated as a RailCorp core collection heritage units and allocated to The Rail Motor Society under a custodial agreement. 621/721 now enjoys the next chapter of its service career in preservation at Paterson running regular heritage tours in the local area. Cruise Express also uses the rail motor for heritage rail tours throughout NSW and into Victoria and Queensland.
Built: 1961 Builder: Chullora Railway Workshops
Formation: 1 power car NPF621, 1 trailer car NTC721
Entered Service: 1962 Last Revenue Service: 2007
Entered Heritage Service: 2010
Passengers: 80 Crew: 7 Staff: 4
Car Length: 18.67m Car Width: 2.97m
Maximum speed: 115 km/h Track Gauge: Standard
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Harbour City Limited 2020
Join us on our latest heritage rail adventure!