Tours

 

Steam and Streamliner to Stony Point

Steam and Streamliner to Stony Point - Sunday 26 August

Join 707 Operations as we explore recent changes to the Melbourne rail network with a suburban tour to Cranbourne and Stony Point on Sunday 26 August 2018 - hauled by our steam locomotive R707 and soon to be retired V/Line locomotive A66.

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See parts of Melbourne that you have never seen before, as our excursion train travels the Cranbourne and Frankston/Stony Point lines, that are currently being transformed by the Level Crossing Removal Program as well as infrastructure changes across the rail network over the past 30 years since our last trip to Stony Point.


A66 - Birregurra

The train features our 1950's open saloon and compartment carriages and lounge carriage BK708 for the trip.
Our heritage train features:
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Licensed club and lounge carriages
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Heritage steam locomotive R707 and streamliner diesel locomotive A66
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
 


Saloon Carriage Seating Lounge Car Compartment Seating

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The train will be running a steam-hauled train to Stony Point on Sunday 26 August, departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.50 am and Flinders Street Station at 9.55 am. With a suburban pick up at Newport Station at 9.25 am.

Our train will head to Cranbourne via the new skyrail elevated railway line arriving at 10.55 am before retracing our journey to Flinders Street Station for a brief city lunch stop. Then departing at 12.55 pm from Flinders Street Station we head south to Frankston and Stony Point with a rare opportunity for a photostop on route while we transverse duplicated sections of railway between Caulfield and Moorabbin.

We will arrive into Stony Point at 3.25 pm where the steam locomotive is serviced and provisioned before a spirited return to Southern Cross station, where we will arrive at 6.30 pm (and Flinders Street Station 6.25 pm) and Newport Station 6.50 pm.

The trip provides a great opportunity for a group of friends and family explore Melbourne's suburban rail network.

Book your tickets here.

26 Aug 2018 09:00 - 7:00 pm

Tocumwal Market Heritage Train Tour

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you onboard a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only” railway line. Join the train at Seymour and enjoy free breakfast in the historic Seymour Railway Station dining room prior to your trains departure.  Trip is on Saturday 29th September.

In Tocumwal a visit to the Foreshore Markets is a must.   From fresh produce to stylish fashion selections, the foreshore markets gather visitors from all over NSW and Victoria.  Exhibitors are offering many interesting and creative products including such items as arts and crafts, woodworks, organic produce, fashion items such as clothes, shoes and accessories, bags, graphic shirts, collectibles, home wares, and a whole lot more. 

You can also grab yourself hot drinks, delicious cakes and other food, or simply walk along the beautiful Murray and check out the Historic Railway Bridge which was build over 100 years ago.

A Coach transfer to Cobram town for a look around the city centre at your leisure is one of a few optional extras.

Also avilable is a Winery Tour & Lunch to Monichino Winery - The Monichino family winery is highly  regarded  for  its  awardwinning vintages. Emphasis is on producing premium wines of full-bodied  aroma  and  richness.  Recently  the  Monichino winemakers have expanded the range of wines to include  the new Italian varieties Barbera & Pinot Grigio.

Experience the best in local regional wines of the Goulburn Valley at Monichino winery.  Lunch will be included which includes anti pasta platters, all you can eat wood fire pizza and fruit & cheese platters.  Of course there will be wine tasting available.

Dining will be available on board by local Seymour caterers Taste on Track.  A brilliant morning tea and/or a High Tea in the afternoon are optional extras, but please book early as these are strictly limited to 48 bookings only.

Your train will travel from Seymour to the beautiful border town of Tocumwal.    It’s only a short walk from the historic Tocumwal Railway Station to the ever popular Foreshore Market, or there is a free shuttlebus provided.

Your Heritage Train will be hauled by vintage blue and gold locomotives, and passengers can travel in either comfortable 100 year old wooden bodied carriages or the famous 80 year old Spirit of Progress steel blue passenger carriages.

Your train will also include the magnificent Yarra Carriage which was built in 1906  with a viewing platforms, and original 1937 Spirit of Progress Dining and round ended parlour carriages.

A kiosk will be serving hot and cold food, and licensed bar in Parlour will serve a range of wine, beer and soft drinks.

For further details please visit http://www.srhc.org.au or phone 0412 124 659.

29 Sep 2018 08:30 - 6:30 pm

South Australian Heritage Railway 5 Day Discovery Tour 2018

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating and discovering the heritage railways of South Australia on a 5 day tour showcasing Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Mid North of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills and the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit and explore preserved  and operating heritage railways and tramways, world class museums, significant historic railway infrastructure and heritage sites over the 5 days.  Experience over 3 separate gauges of railway that all played a significant role in the development of the colony and the history of South Australia.

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South Australian Heritage Railway 5 Day Discovery Tour 2018

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating and discovering the heritage railways of South Australia on a 5 day tour showcasing Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Mid North of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills and the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit and explore preserved  and operating heritage railways and tramways, world class museums, significant historic railway infrastructure and heritage sites over the 5 days.  Experience over 3 separate gauges of railway that all played a significant role in the development of the colony and the history of South Australia.

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South Australian Heritage Railway 5 Day Discovery Tour 2018

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating and discovering the heritage railways of South Australia on a 5 day tour showcasing Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Mid North of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills and the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit and explore preserved  and operating heritage railways and tramways, world class museums, significant historic railway infrastructure and heritage sites over the 5 days.  Experience over 3 separate gauges of railway that all played a significant role in the development of the colony and the history of South Australia.

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South Australian Heritage Railway 5 Day Discovery Tour 2018

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating and discovering the heritage railways of South Australia on a 5 day tour showcasing Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Mid North of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills and the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit and explore preserved  and operating heritage railways and tramways, world class museums, significant historic railway infrastructure and heritage sites over the 5 days.  Experience over 3 separate gauges of railway that all played a significant role in the development of the colony and the history of South Australia.

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South Australian Heritage Railway 5 Day Discovery Tour 2018

Join Rail Tours Australia in celebrating and discovering the heritage railways of South Australia on a 5 day tour showcasing Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Mid North of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills and the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit and explore preserved  and operating heritage railways and tramways, world class museums, significant historic railway infrastructure and heritage sites over the 5 days.  Experience over 3 separate gauges of railway that all played a significant role in the development of the colony and the history of South Australia.

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Steam to the 2018 Manangatang Cup with Sleeper Weekend Tour

707 Operations announces its first steam trip to Manangatang with a Sleeper tour to Mangangatang Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October for the 2018 Manangatang Cup. 
With the second stage Murray Basin rail standardisation project delayed, join 707 Operations as we take the first R class steam locomotive R707 to Mangangatang with two nights of unique overnight travel along with our heritage diesel train and carriages to Mangangatang and the famous Manangatang Cup. Book your tickets here.
An evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head west and northward to Ballarat and Maryborough. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Bacchus Marsh, on through Ballarat, Maryborough, Dunolly and Inglewood during the night.
With a pre-sun rise stop in Boort and a 30 minute pause in Quambatook around 7.00 am we will head north to Manangatang arriving around 11.30 am. From Manangatang Station, it is a short walk to the Manangatang race track and the 2018 Manangatang Cup for the first race at 1.00 pm (with entry included in your fare). Or add-on shaded seating on the trackside lawns with in our mini marquee or market umbrella seating. 
Enjoy a country day out at the races and the evening in the Ladbrokes Big Shed with the live bands before reboarding the train for a 1.00 am departure Sunday morning.


Twinette Roomette Non AC Twinette 


Sunday morning wake up to the sound of train travel through Victoria's wheat belt with a 1.00 am departure from Manangatang and breakfast served to your berth as we return toward Melbourne. Departing Maryborough at 9.30 am, our train will arrive back into Southern Cross Station at 4.15 pm via North Geelong with stops at Ballarat and North Shore (Geelong). We also have the option of one-way travel from Maryborough and Ballarat to Melbourne Sunday afternoon. 
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Continental breakfasts each morning delivered to your berth
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Lunches on the train
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (with all travel options including all meals excluding Saturday dinner, entry to the 2018 Manangatang Cup) including:
- Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shower located at the end of the carriage and toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- Non-Air Conditioned Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- BYO Compartments ideal for families or groups, each compartment has comfortable seating and adjustable lighting, this option is recommended for up to three persons. BYO pillows and blankets, towels etc - with access available to lounge car, showers and toilets on board.
- Maryborough/Ballarat saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Sunday 14 October, inclduing roast lunch on the train.

Saloon Carraige Seating Compartment Seating

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Steam to the 2018 Manangatang Cup with Sleeper Weekend Tour

707 Operations announces its first steam trip to Manangatang with a Sleeper tour to Mangangatang Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October for the 2018 Manangatang Cup. 
With the second stage Murray Basin rail standardisation project delayed, join 707 Operations as we take the first R class steam locomotive R707 to Mangangatang with two nights of unique overnight travel along with our heritage diesel train and carriages to Mangangatang and the famous Manangatang Cup. Book your tickets here.
An evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head west and northward to Ballarat and Maryborough. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Bacchus Marsh, on through Ballarat, Maryborough, Dunolly and Inglewood during the night.
With a pre-sun rise stop in Boort and a 30 minute pause in Quambatook around 7.00 am we will head north to Manangatang arriving around 11.30 am. From Manangatang Station, it is a short walk to the Manangatang race track and the 2018 Manangatang Cup for the first race at 1.00 pm (with entry included in your fare). Or add-on shaded seating on the trackside lawns with in our mini marquee or market umbrella seating. 
Enjoy a country day out at the races and the evening in the Ladbrokes Big Shed with the live bands before reboarding the train for a 1.00 am departure Sunday morning.


Twinette Roomette Non AC Twinette 


Sunday morning wake up to the sound of train travel through Victoria's wheat belt with a 1.00 am departure from Manangatang and breakfast served to your berth as we return toward Melbourne. Departing Maryborough at 9.30 am, our train will arrive back into Southern Cross Station at 4.15 pm via North Geelong with stops at Ballarat and North Shore (Geelong). We also have the option of one-way travel from Maryborough and Ballarat to Melbourne Sunday afternoon. 
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Continental breakfasts each morning delivered to your berth
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Lunches on the train
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (with all travel options including all meals excluding Saturday dinner, entry to the 2018 Manangatang Cup) including:
- Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shower located at the end of the carriage and toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- Non-Air Conditioned Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- BYO Compartments ideal for families or groups, each compartment has comfortable seating and adjustable lighting, this option is recommended for up to three persons. BYO pillows and blankets, towels etc - with access available to lounge car, showers and toilets on board.
- Maryborough/Ballarat saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Sunday 14 October, inclduing roast lunch on the train.

Saloon Carraige Seating Compartment Seating

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Steam to the 2018 Manangatang Cup with Sleeper Weekend Tour

707 Operations announces its first steam trip to Manangatang with a Sleeper tour to Mangangatang Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October for the 2018 Manangatang Cup. 
With the second stage Murray Basin rail standardisation project delayed, join 707 Operations as we take the first R class steam locomotive R707 to Mangangatang with two nights of unique overnight travel along with our heritage diesel train and carriages to Mangangatang and the famous Manangatang Cup. Book your tickets here.
An evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head west and northward to Ballarat and Maryborough. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Bacchus Marsh, on through Ballarat, Maryborough, Dunolly and Inglewood during the night.
With a pre-sun rise stop in Boort and a 30 minute pause in Quambatook around 7.00 am we will head north to Manangatang arriving around 11.30 am. From Manangatang Station, it is a short walk to the Manangatang race track and the 2018 Manangatang Cup for the first race at 1.00 pm (with entry included in your fare). Or add-on shaded seating on the trackside lawns with in our mini marquee or market umbrella seating. 
Enjoy a country day out at the races and the evening in the Ladbrokes Big Shed with the live bands before reboarding the train for a 1.00 am departure Sunday morning.


Twinette Roomette Non AC Twinette 


Sunday morning wake up to the sound of train travel through Victoria's wheat belt with a 1.00 am departure from Manangatang and breakfast served to your berth as we return toward Melbourne. Departing Maryborough at 9.30 am, our train will arrive back into Southern Cross Station at 4.15 pm via North Geelong with stops at Ballarat and North Shore (Geelong). We also have the option of one-way travel from Maryborough and Ballarat to Melbourne Sunday afternoon. 
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Continental breakfasts each morning delivered to your berth
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Lunches on the train
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (with all travel options including all meals excluding Saturday dinner, entry to the 2018 Manangatang Cup) including:
- Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shower located at the end of the carriage and toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- Non-Air Conditioned Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.
- BYO Compartments ideal for families or groups, each compartment has comfortable seating and adjustable lighting, this option is recommended for up to three persons. BYO pillows and blankets, towels etc - with access available to lounge car, showers and toilets on board.
- Maryborough/Ballarat saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Sunday 14 October, inclduing roast lunch on the train.

Saloon Carraige Seating Compartment Seating

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STEAM TRAIN TO SEYMOUR and the TASTES OF THE GOULBURN FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018 - STEAM TRAIN TO SEYMOUR and the TASTES OF THE GOULBURN FESTIVAL 707 Operations is returning with our restored steam locomotives and vintage train to Seymour on Saturday 20 October 2018 for the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival. Book you tickets here.


Travel in comfort and style on our Vintage Steam-Hauled Train and experience the finest food and wine from one of Victoria's best kept secrets. Our steam-hauled excursion train will transport you from the heart of Melbourne to Seymour and back, to explore the Seymour and the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival.
Our train will travel from Southern Cross to Seymour via Essendon with our steam locomotive R707 for the trip. Our trip offers the perfect opportunity to spend a couple hours in Seymour exploring the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival before returning to Melbourne.
The trip coincides with Seymour's Tastes of the Goulburn Festival which runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in Station Street and celebrates the many wonderful attributes of the Goulburn Valley. Music will be provided by a variety of bands. There will be entertainment for the kids and adults can sample local gourment food and wine, entry for passangers is free and $15 for a sampling glass. For more about the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival visit their website at http://www.tastesofthegoulburn.org.au.
Our air-conditioned train will included both open saloon-type carriages and compartment carriages seating a maximum of eight passengers to a compartment. Cafe Hudson will serve expresso coffee, Devonshire teas and assorted cakes and snacks.
The train will include the popular "art deco" lounge bar "708" carriage and Club Car Victoria. The carriage is licensed and will offer a full bar service with a selection of ales, wine, sparkling and mixed spirits.
Book your tickets here.

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