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Steam to the 2019 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

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Enjoy a celebration of Geelong's motoring history

Come aboard 707 Operations mainline steam-hauled heritage train from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Geelong for the 2019 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival on Sunday 24th November.

Spend the day at the action-packed motoring festival on Geelong's picturesque waterfront or choose your own adventure and explore Geelong's cafes, restaurants, galleries, museums, craft breweries and distilleries. Book your tickets here.

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is a celebration of Geelong's motoring history. First run in 1956, the Geelong Sprints were modelled from the Brighton UK speed trials. The program at the Geelong Revival Motor Festival is diverse, with lots to see and do for the whole family.

The Sunday event traditionally showcases more vintage vehicles. Plus you can also enjoy the Demo Track at Transvaal Square, Motorcycle Mecca at Customs Lawn, the Revival Motor Expo at Eastern Beach Reserve and Pit Access at The Pits.

Don't miss out on the 12.30 pm Quarter Mile Sprints, a highlight of the festival.

For the ladies, there is The National Vintage Fashion Awards from 12.00 pm at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Lounge Carriage Victoria

This is a rare opportunity to travel to Geelong onboard a heritage steam train for a day out.

Standard class carriages feature open saloon and compartment style seating areas in carriages which date back to the 1950s. The licenced cafe carriage and lounge carriages are available for all passengers throughout the journey, serving a wide range of beer, wines and spirits, along with light snacks and tea and coffee.

Heritage train & excursion features:

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

  • Licensed Cafe Carriage

  • Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

  • 1950's steam hauled train

  • Licensed Lounge Carriage

    Compartment Seats

    This train will depart Southern Cross station 9.30 am, picking up additional passengers at Footscray station (9.40 am) before arriving into Geelong station at 11.00 am.

    The return journey will depart Geelong station at 3.00 pm, and arrive back into Southern Cross station at 4.25 pm, with a stop at Footscray station at 4.15 pm to set down passengers.

    Secure your tickets today at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=563689&

    Early bookings are advised.

    For more information on the event and to plan your journey, please see https://tinyurl.com/y6ntoapg

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    When: Sunday 24 November 2019 at 9:30am
    Where: Southern Cross Station, Cnr Spencer St and Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
    Cost: $25 to $380
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