Tours

 

50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Railway

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society's Annual Rally on a 2 day tour covering parts of the Mid North of South Australia and also the Flinders Ranges.

The Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society was formed by a group of local farmers in 1968. Since then the society has acquired an enviable collection of tractors, steam exhibits, stationary engines and equipment associated with our rural industrial and agricultural heritage.

The annual rally is where members of the society get to share their knowledge and showcase the fabulous machines that formed an integral part of our Australian heritage.

The 2 day tour will start from Adelaide travelling to Hamley Bridge where we will retrace sections of the old broad gauge Hamley Bridge to Gladstone railway travelling through townships such as Balaklava, Blyth and Brinkworth.

Visits will be made to Crystal Brook and Port Pirie before boarding the Pichi Richi Railway's Twilight Explorer from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return.

After a nights accommodation at Port Augusta, travel to Booleroo Centre and spend most of Sunday at the iconic Mid North S.A. steam and traction rally. Be entertained by demonstrations, the Grand Parade, and much more as the society and the town celebrate the great milestone of the 50 years of the society and the annual rally.

Return to Adelaide by 7.30 pm Sunday night.

To enjoy an Early Bird Special price, subscribe to our website to be give a "code word" to use for a discounted price. The Early Bird Special finishes on the 26th of January, 2018 and ticket sales and bookings close on the 2nd March, 2018. 

T&C's apply for the Early Bird Special.

To book or for additional information on this tour and other tours, checkout our website athttp://www.railtoursaustralia.com.au or call us on 0439 627 107.

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50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Railway

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society's Annual Rally on a 2 day tour covering parts of the Mid North of South Australia and also the Flinders Ranges.

The Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society was formed by a group of local farmers in 1968. Since then the society has acquired an enviable collection of tractors, steam exhibits, stationary engines and equipment associated with our rural industrial and agricultural heritage.

The annual rally is where members of the society get to share their knowledge and showcase the fabulous machines that formed an integral part of our Australian heritage.

The 2 day tour will start from Adelaide travelling to Hamley Bridge where we will retrace sections of the old broad gauge Hamley Bridge to Gladstone railway travelling through townships such as Balaklava, Blyth and Brinkworth.

Visits will be made to Crystal Brook and Port Pirie before boarding the Pichi Richi Railway's Twilight Explorer from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return.

After a nights accommodation at Port Augusta, travel to Booleroo Centre and spend most of Sunday at the iconic Mid North S.A. steam and traction rally. Be entertained by demonstrations, the Grand Parade, and much more as the society and the town celebrate the great milestone of the 50 years of the society and the annual rally.

Return to Adelaide by 7.30 pm Sunday night.

To enjoy an Early Bird Special price, subscribe to our website to be give a "code word" to use for a discounted price. The Early Bird Special finishes on the 26th of January, 2018 and ticket sales and bookings close on the 2nd March, 2018. 

T&C's apply for the Early Bird Special.

To book or for additional information on this tour and other tours, checkout our website athttp://www.railtoursaustralia.com.au or call us on 0439 627 107.

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SRHC Bendigo Easter Festival Tour

A vintage heritage train ride to is sure to be a great family fun day out. Travelling from Seymour to Bendigo the tour takes travellers to the Annual Bendigo Easter Festival via the Echuca freight only tracks.  The train picks up passengers at Echuca, Rochester and Elmore stations.

The Bendigo Easter Festival is the longest running community cultural festival in Australia.

Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park, along with surrounding streets, transform into vibrant and colourful space filled with activities, rides, music, food, performances and much more.

Another option for the day is a trip to Echuca. The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is a must. It will transport you back to the hustle and bustle of the 1860’s when Echuca was Australia’s largest inland port.

Explore the story of Australia’s pioneering spirit and learn how Australia’s inland river system connected a fledgling colony to its growing cities and the outside world.
 
Travel on one of the many paddle steamers.  The port is home to the largest paddle steamer collection in the world, which includes the world's oldest operating wooden hulled paddle steamer.

Organised by the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre for Easter Saturday, 31st March, your train will comprise the original Spirit of Progress sitting carriages, 48-seat dining and the renowned round ended parlour lounge together with 100-year-old red wooden compartment style carriages.

The magnificent 112-year-old Yarra Carriage will also be on your train, enjoy the viewing platform as you watch the countryside on this beautifully restored century old carriage.

 A special on-board dining experience provided by local Seymour caterers Taste on Track will take you back to the early days.  Enjoy morning tea and/or a 3-course dinner in the original Spirit of Progress Dining Carriage.   The train will also have a licensed bar and light refreshments available for purchase.
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For further details please visit
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31 Mar 2018 08:00 - 10:00 pm

BENDIGO EASTER FESTIVAL RAIL TOUR

A vintage heritage train ride is sure to be a great family fun day out. Travelling from Seymour to Bendigo the tour takes travellers to the Annual Bendigo Easter Festival via the Echuca freight only tracks.  Picking up at Murchison East, Nagambie, Echuca, Rochester and Elmore stations.
  The Bendigo Easter Festival is the longest running community cultural festival in Australia.  Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park, along with surrounding streets, transform into vibrant and colourful space filled with activities, rides, music, food, performances and much more. 
 
Another option for the day is a trip to Echuca. The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is a must. It will transport you back to the hustle and bustle of the 1860’s when Echuca was Australia’s largest inland port.
 
Explore the story of Australia’s pioneering spirit and learn how Australia’s inland river system connected a fledgling colony to its growing cities and the outside world. 
 
Travel on one of the many paddle steamers.  The port is home to the largest paddle steamer collection in the world, which includes the world's oldest operating wooden hulled paddle steamer.
 
Organised by the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre for Easter Saturday, 31st March, your train will comprise the original Spirit of Progress sitting carriages, 48-seat dining and the renowned round ended parlour lounge together with 100-year-old red wooden compartment style carriages.
 
The magnificent 112-year-old Yarra Carriage will also be on your train, enjoy the viewing platform as you watch the countryside on this beautifully restored century old carriage.
 
A special on-board dining experience provided by local Seymour caterers Taste on Track will take you back to the early days.  Enjoy morning tea and/or a 3-course dinner in the original Spirit of Progress Dining Carriage.   The train will also have a licensed bar and light refreshments available for purchase.
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For further details please visit http://www.srhc.org.au or phone 0412 124 659.

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