ARHS trains are available for hire. Many functions can be catered for, including conferences, meetings, weddings, Christmas parties, birthday parties – in fact, for just about any gathering of 20 to 300 or more people.
We can help you select the type of engine and carriages to suit your purpose.
Perhaps you don’t need an engine; our carriages can be hired for stationary use as well!
Your train can have catering facilities from simple preparation areas and counters, to first-class kitchen and dining facilities. You can even sleep on the train in either modern or vintage sleeping cars.
Our passenger cars are registered for mainline operation, unless otherwise indicated. This means your train can take you to any part of New South Wales – and beyond.
We operate short trips such as on the Michelago Tourist Railway, which includes Canberra, Queanbeyan and Royalla, or along the line to Goulburn, which includes the Molonglo Gorge, Bungendore and Tarago.
Our trains are also equipped for long-distance travel and include crews who regularly staff special trains to NSW locations and – on occasions – to Melbourne.
With our many types of carriages, we can provide for just about any catering situation.
At Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston, we can provide elegant stationary carriages with a bar fridge and facilities for the preparation of food. Cooking facilities are limited in these carriages.
For more substantial bar facilities, including running hot water, large fridges for beer, wine and soft drinks, cash drawer, etc, we can offer our bar car (click on picture to see larger image).
This car also has a seating capacity of 32, in groups of 4 around fixed tables.
For full catering, we can offer our kitchen car. This car includes a fully-equipped kitchen and meal preparation, serving and wash-up areas.
This car also has four compartments – without tables, these can seat up to eight passengers each. For use as a dining car, each compartment has a removable table that can seat up to 6 passengers for the serving of meals.