All Aboard the Steampunk Express……..
Should you book a Day trip in the First Class Lounge, you may very well be treated to a delicious Devonshire Tea. The sterling service is explained by the manner in which Heritage Express is run: many of those assisting on board are volunteers and are there because of their love of train travel.
We beheld one of the Heritage Express steam trains chuffing out of Katoomba Station in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, collecting visitors who had arrived earlier that day to attend the Winter Magic Festival – held in June around the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere every year.
We heard whispers that those who had booked a dining car experience en route to the Winter Magic Festival were served a superb breakfast and plied with copious cups of tea until arriving at their mountainous destination.
Make sure you wave to the common folk – many of them will turn out along your route to admire your charming attire and taste in fine travel. They’re wishing they were you!