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707 Operations' first-steam hauled excursion train for 2021

Gather a group of family members, loved ones and friends for a journey with 707 Operations on 'The Picnic Express' steam train to Bacchus Marsh.

Choose from:

Saturday 20 November

Sunday 21 November

Saturday 27 November

Sunday 28 November

Upon arrival in Bacchus Marsh, enjoy a picnic in Maddingley Park, enjoy the Werribee River precinct or stroll around the Bacchus Marsh township - Bacchus Marsh is beautiful at this time of the year and makes the most perfect place to share a wonderful few hours with family and friends.

The historical and picturesque Maddingley Park is best known for its community-built adventure playground, however, its huge redgum trees along the Werribee River make it a significant natural attraction for Bacchus Marsh.

Enjoy the picnic areas and playground, set up some sporting activities or just relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings at Maddingley Park, while our train pauses at Bacchus Marsh.

Step from the train and exit the railway station area to access the beautiful park, which is just moments from the station exit. Maddingley Park also features the Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Gardens, which is a collection of rare and unusual roses, mostly from hybrid teas that were bred in the early 20th century. Bring a picnic hamper and drinks for an afternoon in the park.

The train will travel from Southern Cross Station and Footscray Station to Bacchus Marsh with steam locomotive R 707 "The City of Melbourne", assisted at certain times by a heritage diesel locomotive.

The air-conditioned train includes both open saloon-type carriages and compartment carriages seating a maximum of eight passengers in a compartment. Cafe Hudson will serve espresso coffee, Devonshire teas and assorted cakes and snacks, as well as offering a full bar service with a selection of ales, wine, sparkling and mixed spirits.


Depart Melbourne, Southern Cross station 1.20pm

Depart Footscray Metro station (platform 4) 1.34pm

Depart Caroline Springs station 1.50pm

Arrive Bacchus Marsh 2.30pm

Depart Bacchus Marsh station 5.00pm

Arrive Caroline Springs 5.38pm

Arrive Footscray 5.50pm

Arrive Melbourne, Southern Cross 6.05pm

Ticket are now on sale and prices are between $25 - $525.

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When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November or Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November
Where: Departs Southern Cross Station, Cnr Spencer Steet and Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Cost: Ticket prices are between $25 - $525
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You just can't beat a ride on a steam train and it's great to see them still on the rails.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9506) 15 days ago
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