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Somerville Sojourn and the Mornington Tourist Railway

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Enjoy a spectacular day trip to Somerville

707 Operations invites you to come onboard their mainline diesel locomotive hauled heritage train on Saturday 30 March 2019 for a spectacular day trip in Greater Victoria.

Travel from Newport and Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Somerville and onwards to the Mornington Railway, via a short coach connection to their train at the Moorooduc station. Tickets are now on sale for this wonderful adventure!

From Moorooduc, you'll join the Mornington Railway with two return trips over their preserved railway line to Mornington. One trip will be hauled by their restored T class diesels T 334 and T 411, with the second trip hauled by W class diesel shunt locomotive W 241.

Lunch will be provided during the layover time in Moorooduc and this is included in your rail fare for this excursion.

Following the visit to the Mornington Railway, coaches will once again return passengers to Somerville station to connect with the heritage diesel hauled train for the journey home to Melbourne and Newport.

For those who don't wish to visit the Mornington Railway, stay in Somerville and enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries that are located close to the Somerville railway station, or stay on the coach at Moorooduc for a shopping trip to Mornington.

The standard class carriages feature open saloon and compartment style seating areas in carriages which date from the 1950s. A licenced cafe carriage is attached and available for all passengers throughout the journey, serving a wide range of beer, wines and spirits along with hot and cold snack foods, confectionary, tea and coffee.

 

The heritage train & excursion features:

  • An all air-conditioned train of open saloon and compartment style seating

  • Licensed cafe carriage

  • Mainline heritage diesel locomotive T 413 and H 5

  • Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

  • Lunch at Moorooduc

  • All travel on the Mornington Railway

  • Coach transfers to and from Mornington Railway

  • Private Compartment and Open Saloon Seats
     

    Departing Newport Metro station at 8.50 am, the train will also pick up passengers at Southern Cross station (9.10 am). Arrive in Somerville at 10.55 am.

    The return journey will depart from Somerville station at 4.20 pm and drop off passengers at Southern Cross station at 5.50pm and Newport Metro station at 6.00 pm.


    The Somerville Sojourn is set to be a grand day out for friends and family. Come along and explore the Mornington Railway and travel in style.

    Secure your tickets today at www.trybooking.com/BALRC. Prices are $35 Child (3 to 16 years) and $85 Adult. Children aged 3 and under are free.

    For more information on the itinerary and to plan your trip, please visit 707operations.com.au


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    When: Saturday 30 March
    Where: Southern Cross Railway Station
    Cost: $45 to $85
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