Arrive at Wings Over Illawarra in style by visiting the Illawarra Light Railway Museum and jumping on board one of its historic trains.
Visitors can enjoy vintage train rides to and from the air show, ride the rusty rails.
In 2017 the Illawarra Light Rail Museum will once again be offering airshow attendees the opportunity of riding an historic train from the main platform to the train terminus and then a short 5 minute walk to the air show.
The cost of a return train ride will be $5.00 per adult and $2.00 per child. The Illawarra Light Rail Museum and train rides will be available from 9am to 5pm.
The Railway Museum will be open for inspection with miniature train rides and canteen and souvenirs also available. Car parking for people wishing to arrive by historic train will be available within the Illawarra Light Rail Museum grounds and across the road in the airshow carpark on the corner of Tongarra Road and Croome Road.
The Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society Limited was founded in1972 with the objective to collect narrow gauge Locomotives and rolling stock from light railways and tramways, to restore these artefacts to working condition and then to establish a light railway working museum at Albion Park, NSW.
The Collections of rolling stock has seen narrow gauge steam and diesel locomotives collected from the North Queensland Sugar Industry and also Tramways and Coal Mines of the Illawarra, the collection also has seen the ex NSWGR 1890 Yallah Station Building and the 1915 Signal Box from Otford collected and restored. A trip back in time can also be seen in the Ken McCarthy Museum Building that sees historical items on display and guided tours are available of the Illawarra Light Railway Museum (ILRM) locomotive working shed is a must.
The ILRM is opened for train rides on the second Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm, free entry into the grounds with fees for train ride. On these days, free parking is available inside the museum grounds. The picnic grounds have free wood fired BBQ facilities and a safe children's play area. Food and souvenir sales are available in an ex NSWGR converted 1940 LFA passenger car that continues that trip back in time.
More information on the Illawarra Light Railway Museum can be found at www.ilrms.com.au.