Illawarra Live Steamers home page
The Illawarra Live Steamers is a non-profit organisation that
operates a miniature (5") railway across from Stuart Park at
North Wollongong, N.S.W., Australia.
On the 4th Sunday of each month
(except December) we run our trains, giving rides to the young at
The gates open about 8:30 and trains usually run from 10:00 until mid
afternoon. Each passenger pays for the 4 to 7 minute train trip.
There is no cost to enter our beautiful picnic grounds and use
our tables, BBQ's and toilet facilities.
We have a canteen that sells snacks, drinks and ice cream so you won't go hungry.
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed in the park.
regulation require EVERYONE riding the trains
wears enclosed footwear. Persons in bare feet, thongs, sandals or open toe footwear will NOT be permitted on the train.
We run Steam Trains. They are HOT! They emit smoke,steam, oil, sparks and hot cinders so do not wear good clothes.
If you can't see enough of a page, press F11
to minimise the tool bar.
to restore it. You can
also move the borders around this frame to give you more display
Regretably, for safety reasons, children must be tall enough to have their feet on the running board.
Most weeks I write a paragraph or two about what is going on at
the track in the News page
If you want any more info, please send me an email
Whenever I have some suitable photos, I will put them up so you
can see what we do in our club. Click the Picture Page
tab in the
left hand menu.
The top left picture shows you a random picture from our grounds.
To see all 30 pictures, download the Cab
To see what the weather is like in Wollongong,
for a web cam of Thirroul
Frequently Asked Questions
about our locomotives.
It is May. Busy. Busy. Busy. We're working hard around the grounds these days because we have our Hot Pot Run for visiting club members. Generally over 60 locos and 400+ enthusiasts attend. It's one great big steamfest. We like to make sure our grounds are at their pristine best.
Visit a random Link of the
Link of the day: Wollongong - the place we live. Have a look around.
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