Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia


An Iconic Example of 19th Century Engineering


Currently Closed - Reopening 2021.


Having suffered through two disastrous bush fires, the Zig Zag Railway is working towards reopening in late 2021.

A journey on the Zig Zag Railway through the remarkable Blue Mountains' scenery, offers views of grand sandstone viaducts, accompanied by the chuffing steam locomotive. It is a chance to relive the era of steam trains and appreciate the difficult terrain that confronted engineers back in the early 1900s.

A ride over the Great Lithgow Zig Zag is a magical step back in time, filled with sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era.

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The Zig Zag Railway is a not-for-profit Co-operative that relies on ticket sales (when it is running) and donations to keep the magic of steam alive. Please help by making a donation - Donations of $2 and above are tax deductable for Australian taxpayers.