A Message from the Society:

Our Grounds at West Ryde have been leased from Ryde Council since the mid-1940s, and we are in the process of renewing the lease for a further 15 years. Ryde Council has asked for submissions from the public about this, and if you believe we offer a significant public benefit you might like to make a submission? It seems the more members of the public that say positive things about us, the better. A longer lease would be good!

Making a submission is easy. You just fill in the form at


Submissions close on the 14th November, so you will need to act before then.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!


Welcome to the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society!

The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed in 1948 on its present site. We are located on the corner of Anthony Rd and Betts St behind West Ryde shopping centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and open on the THIRD Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm to around 4.30pm.

We have three miniature railways on which we offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children's birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains!

We have a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc. Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages.

Please note we do NOT have eftpos facilities - its cash only!

A recorded telephone message with the above information is provided on (02) 9874 8696. We may have an exemption to run on days of Total Fire Ban .

Public Running Day

Date & Time: We are open on the THIRD Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm

Cnr Anthony Rd & Betts St
West Ryde, NSW 2114
(next to West Ryde Marketplace Carpark)

More information

Location of the SLSLS
We require train passengers to wear fully enclosed footwear. Please don't be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury!
Please be aware that crowd numbers can vary and it is possible that the wait for train rides could be up to 30 minutes.
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