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Thomas the Tank is tooting and traveling at Steamfest
Steamfest Festival 2019 is chugging along
Steamfest Festival 2019 is chugging along

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club's are steaming around their club grounds at Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby once again for their Steamfest. Both big trains, miniature train rides and mini trains are on show. Whether you want to crawl onto the monster train or take a miniature train ride around the lake, they are all choo-chooing around the track at this family fun festival.

Enclosed shoes are recommended for little toes.

All aboard the Miniature Train Ride
All aboard the Miniature Train Ride

And the mini trains are on display in fascinating landscape designs that tickle the imagination.

Loaded and ready to race
Loaded and ready to race

Food is on the grill around the place or bring a picnic - there are BBQ facilities within the grounds. Toilets at easy access and a massive car park, so easy access for all.

Or if you prefer your four-legged friends, the Heritage Draught Horse Cub is a very popular exhibitor at Steamfest.

Draft Horses strut their stuff
Draft Horses strut their stuff

The club's large grounds provide an opportunity to see these magnificent beasts performing farming duties.

Thomas the Tank is chuffing around his favourite track
Thomas the Tank is chuffing around his favourite track

Then all aboard the "people mover" to get around the massive grounds. Blacksmith will be showing off their skills. Tanks will be growling. These are big boy toys for everyone to enjoy. Take the kids and let them be amazed at the advance of technology through the history of Australia. Let them absorb all this history in a fab fun day without it feeling like school lessons.

There are wonderful model trains and Thomas the Tank will be racing around his tracks at full tilt.

Have you ever wanted to find out what a Steam Tug Lyttleton II is? This is your chance to see it on display and learn all about it.

Over the three days, there is heaps on:
** subject to fire safety risk
Earth moving activity and draught horse displays throughout the day

10:00 Straddle Truck Demo
10:15 Tractors assemble in arena
10:30 Tractor parade begins
11:30 Stone crushing
12:00 Squash Them! Rollers Crushing Cans
12:15 Road Making Machinery display
12:30 Straddle Truck Demo
1:30 BIGFOOT walks
2:30 Arena open to public for Up Close look.
3:15 Public clear arena
Engines depart on trek circuit
3:30 Stone crusher in action
4:00 Road making

Parades at 10:30am and 3pm.
And all this fun for a cheap family ticket of just $35 dollars. Adults by themselves are $15 and Children only $5. Located very conveniently just off East Link at 1200 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby. For all the gossip about the chuggers, see

Thank you to their wonderful website for all the photos.
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Why? Because you love trains, both great and small
When: 9,10, 11 of March 2019, 10 am to 5 pm
Phone: See website
Where: National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gull Rd, Scoresby
Cost: Adult $15, Child $5, Family $35
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