‘No more Waste’ Train Ride and Picnic to Lithgow

Join family descendants of Thomas Mort, Eugene Nicolle and Augustus Morris for a re-enactment of the 1875 celebration of their achievements in refrigeration technology. Lachlan Valley Railway’s ‘Tin Hare’ CPH Rail Motor will pick you up from Sydney, Strathfield, Parramatta, Katoomba or Mount Victoria and take you to Lithgow, re-enacting the train trip that brought 300 guests to Mort’s slaughter and freezing works in 1875. The luncheon was served after a tour of the works; all the food had been chilled or frozen — a world first! Join the families at the Hoskins Uniting Church, with its beautiful Sorensen garden, on the corner of Mort and Bridge Streets for a Victorian picnic, which recreates, in part, the picnic 142 years ago. Zig Zag beer and wine from the Megalong Valley will be available for purchase. You can enjoy the dishes of a Victorian picnic, or bring your own picnic and rug.


Street Address:
Railway Parade,
Lithgow, New South Wales, 2790

Phone :
02 6342 4999

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Entity Facility
  • Cafe, Family Friendly, Parents Room, Public Toilet
Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.