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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published July 31st 2019
1. VINTAGE STEAM TRAIN
More information here.
This will be held on Sunday 4th August 2019 from 9.00 am till 5.30 pm at Visit Latrobe City, 41 Princes Street, Traralgon.

All aboard the steam train! The majestic vintage steam train will be meandering on its way to Latrobe City once again as its annual Snow Train steams into the heart of Gippsland.

There are three different ticket types available.
Moe to Traralgon return with stopover in Traralgon
Moe to Traralgon one way (am trip)
Traralgon to Moe one way (pm trip)

Timetable
Moe to Traralgon - am
Moe - Depart 10.10 am
Traralgon - Arrive 11.05 am

Traralgon to Moe - pm
Traralgon Depart 4.52 pm
Moe Arrive 5.25 pm

You will need to print your tickets or have them available for viewing on a digital device. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your departure time, but do not enter the platform until Melbourne passengers have disembarked. This is in order to prevent overcrowding of the passenger platform.

There are buses available free of charge to transfer one-way travel customers. Bookings are essential, book your (free) tickets to secure your place.

Make your bookings for the trip at this site.

For further information please, contact Latrobe Visitor Information Centre on 1800 621 409.



2. ROYAL TRAIN SHUTTLE
More information can be seen here.
This will be held on 10th August from 3.15 pm to 5.45 pm at Seymour Railway Station, Dowling St, near Dowling Ave, Seymour.

This will be a really special vintage train shuttle running between Seymour and Murchison East. The train will have the recently restored Royal carriages, State Carriage 4 and 5. There will also be the lovely Yarra and Spirit of Progress 1937 Dining Carriage to see.

Once again, the countryside will be breathtaking while looking at the viewing platforms on State Carriage 4 and Yarra.

Tickets
Adults - $35
Children (5-16 years) - $15
Children (Under 5 years) - Free
Family (2adults, 2 children) - $85.

This will be a return shuttle train which will run to Murchison East and stable there, prior to its return to Seymour. It is one that cannot be boarded at Murchison East and is only, therefore, boarding and returning to Seymour.

The State Carriages will be open for you to explore. There will be no reserved seating and you can sit anywhere on the train where allowed.

If I have further questions, contact SRHC by emailing them at info@srhc.org.au or calling them on phone 0477 707 411.



3. YOU DRIVE A TRAIN
You can find out information at their Facebook page.
This will be held on Sunday 18th August from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm at Mornington Tourist Railway Station, Mornington.

If you are looking for a different idea as a present, here is the one! Often we struggle to find that something special and unique - but have you ever wanted to drive a locomotive? If you answered yes to any of the above, this is the ideal gift as a present. After being so popular previously, it is once again back by popular demand! One lucky recipient will get a chance to drive one of these historic locomotives.

You can choose either,
The 1941 vintage K163 steam locomotive, which weighs in at over 100 tons
The 1968 heritage 950 horsepower diesel-electric locomotive.

Just for a change of scenery and for something a little different, it has been arranged for this event to be held at the Mornington Station.

Steam: $120 each.
Diesel: $90 each.

This fabulous experience will include approximately 2km of driving from Mornington and return. During this time you will be able to take photos in the driver's seat and with the crew at the conclusion. The participant will receive a certificate at the completion of the experience.

Pick your locomotive/s and select a session time for the experience of a lifetime! You are welcome to book multiple sessions on different Locomotives.

CONDITIONS
1. Customers must be over the age of 16 and of reasonable fitness to undertake a Trundle
2. Please note that session times are 25 minutes duration and allow for this if booking multiple Trundles.
3. You can also bring one other guest who must be over the age of 16 and of reasonable fitness.
4. Please wear fully enclosed footwear and sturdy full covering clothing.
5. Remember your camera and enjoy yourself

Choose your locomotive and select a session time for the experience of a lifetime!

PLEASE NOTE ON THIS OCCASION. THE TRUNDLE DAY WILL OPERATE FROM MORNINGTON STATION.



4. STEAM TRAIN FROM WYCHEPROOF TO SEA LAKE
You can read more of this article on their Facebook page.
This will be on Saturday 7th September from 9.00 am at Wycheproof Railway Station, Wycheproof.

707 Operations Inc is excited to announce that bookings are now available on THE GRAINLANDER day train travelling from Wycheproof to Sea Lake and return on Saturday the 7th of September 2019.

Our heritage train hauled by steam locomotive R 707 and vintage diesels will be departing from Wycheproof at 9.00 am on Saturday the 7th of September 2019, travelling to Sea Lake and return.

There will heaps to do and see on this trip and you can find out more on the above link.

You will arrive back into Wycheproof at 1.50 pm and your rail fare for this excursion includes lunch at your seat onboard the train.

For all bookings visit this link.

5. AMRA VICTORIA - OPEN DAY
You can read more about this event at their Facebook page.

It will be on 22nd September from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at 92 Wills Street, Glen Iris.

Australian Model Railway Association Victoria Open Day will ask for a gold coin donation for this event.

In this trip you can see the following:
The large permanent HO layout: STONNINGTON VALLEY RAILWAY
G Scale Garden Railway: OUTER CIRCLE
Thomas & Friends U - Drive
Model making demonstrations
Trade stands new/used model railway items.

You will also be able to purchase barbecue, snacks and soft drinks.

This is a model railway and not a rail you can travel on but it looks so interesting, that I thought I would put it in the article!

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Why? For different train rides and a miniature railway line
When: from 4th August to 22nd September 2019
Where: Around victoria
Cost: Varies, see article
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