Sydney - Parkes - Trundle - Parkes - Sydney

Join Lachlan Valley Railway onboard the Blue Zephyr air-conditioned car train from Sydney to Parkes and Trundle for the 2020 ABBA Festival.

The ABBA Express departs Sydney on Friday 1st of May and returns on Sunday 3rd of May, both Friday and Saturday night we will be overnight in the township of Parkes, Saturday you will re-join the train for a day of festivities as we head for the first and only ABBA festival at Trundle. Including performances from Bjorn Again, the world's number one ABBA show.

We have two train packages available (Please note ** Does not include accommodation **) AND the "Early Bird" discount of $10 applies until the end of August.

  • $355 Premium Package: seated in one of our two air-conditioned lounge cars. Includes breakfast and lunch and some extra nibbles and a complimentary drink en-route and festival entry on Saturday. Full bar service and tea/coffee available.

  • $239 Standard Package: seated in our air-conditioned sitting cars Includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Sunday journeys and festival entry on Saturday. Access to bar and buffet service available.

*Please note these times are subject to approval by the network owners, all passengers will be notified.


Parkes - Trundle  - Parkes

Take a step back in time and ride the Lachlan Valley Railway's vintage train to the Trundle ABBA Festival. Travel in our beautifully-restored 1930s compartment style carriages hauled by our vintage diesel locomotives to Trundle and enjoy all


Australia's original and only ABBA festival has to offer. Including performances from Bjorn Again, the world's number one ABBA show.


The Festival Day Train departs Parkes at 10.20am Saturday and departs Trundle to return at 10.10pm, getting back to Parkes at 11.30pm. (Times to be confirmed)


Please not the train is a licensed venue with a bar on board, strictly no BYO

  • $115 per person

  • Kids under 4 free (but do not hold a reserved seat)

  • includes entry into the Festival

  • Early Bird discount of $10 applies until the end of August

Lachlan Valley Railway

Lachlan Valley Railway is not-for-profit organisation established in 1974 for the purpose of collecting, preserving and presenting the railway heritage of NSW based in the New South Wales central west town of Cowra (approx 308km from Sydney). 

The LVR was initially formed to preserve locomotive 5917 and other rolling-stock. It soon acquired other locomotives and began operating rail tours from a siding in West Ryde (Sydney).

On 18 June 1977, the society moved its base to the 1923-built Cowra roundhouse. Initially allocated a couple of roads, in 1985 it took over the entire facility where it is now known as the Cowra Rail Heritage Centre.

Today the LVR operates a wide range of rail journeys featuring NSW’s most beloved heritage trains ranging from steam, diesel and vintage rail motors right across regional NSW.

During the 2017/18 financial year our heritage operations carried 10,453 customers and 18,000kms were traveled in revenue service covering about 60% of the states regional lines.



All tickets are to be purchased through our ticketing provider 123 Tix. We don't accept any tickets who have not been purchased through 123 Tix. 



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