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A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

OF STEAM & NOSTALGIA

The quaint village of Thirlmere awakens to the enchanting sound of the steam whistle for the annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam.

 

Don't miss this unique and exciting event for the whole family brought to you by the Rotary Club of Picton, NSW Rail Museum (Transport Heritage NSW) and Wollondilly Shire Council.

THIRLMERE FESTIVAL OF STEAM POSTPONED

23 January 2020

As a result of the recent bush fires that impacted the Wollondilly community and the subsequent and ongoing response by local community groups, the Thirlmere Festival of Steam has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.

“The Wollondilly community and volunteer organisations have all been focused on the recovery efforts at a critical time in our event planning where we usually rely on the same groups and volunteers to put together this annual community celebration” said the President of Picton Rotary, Greg Dobson.

“While we are deeply disappointed to have come to this decision, we equally understand and sympathise with those who have been caught up in this crisis.”

The Rotary Club of Picton NSW will now work closely with Festival partners including the NSW Rail Museum, Wollondilly Shire Council and BD Productions on finding a suitable alternative date.

While the event has been postponed, the NSW Rail Museum still plans to recommence steam operations on the weekend of 29 February and 1 March, conditions permitting.

A new date for the event is expected to be announced soon.

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