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 heart public.

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.


Safety 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.

 

 

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If you can't see enough of a page, press F11 to minimise the tool bar. Press F11 to restore it. You can also move the borders around this frame to give you more display area.

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.

So, you are looking for a hobby and want to join us.
Click here.

The top left picture shows you a random picture from our grounds. To see all 30 pictures, download the Cab Ride

To see what the weather is like in Wollongong,
click here for a web cam of Thirroul Beach.


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 day:

Link of the day: The Cockatoo Run and 3801 Steam Train Tours. 

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