The Great Zig Zag Railway

The Zig Zag is a full size, narrow gauge tourist railway located at Clarence, ten km east of Lithgow in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. 

Built in the 1860s, the line was constructed to transport people and produce from the western plains of NSW to Sydney. It was replaced in 1910 by a 10 tunnel deviation. 

The trains, track and rolling stock are maintained and operated by the Zig Zag Railway Co-op Ltd, a voluntary, “not for profit’ co-operative. 

The Zig Zag Railway can be reached by road or by CityRail train. The Zig Zag Railway ran steam trains and rail motors between 1975 and 2012. We are working hard to re-open the railway to passengers in late 2019.

Zig Zag is a non-profit Co-operative that relies on ticket sales and donations to keep the magic of steam alive. 
Your donation of $2 and above is tax deductable. Click on the button to go to the donation page. 

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Here is the place with all the info need for new volunteers...

 a link ink to the application form

There has been a lot of interest expressed in the ZZR shirts worn during the visit by the NSW Premier on Thursday.

These shirts were King Gee Workcool 2, Sky coloured work shirts and the embroidery was completed by Apple Clothing in Orange NSW for $14.30 per shirt.

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It was a hot day.

The Embankment

Sunday 4th November was fine but not too warm while those working on the track panels appreciated shelter from the sun. 

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