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Seymour Railway Heritage Centre is running a Special Christmas train to Tocumwal on Saturday 15th December, with coach connection tours to Yarrawonga and Cobram.
Visit one of the many local shops, walk along the foreshore and check out the 100 year old historic railway bridge which crosses into New South Wales.
Two fantastic optional tours on board to Yarrawonga’s Paradise Queen and Cobram’s Cobba Paddle Boat are available. On offer is a Rail, Road and Cruise Packages to Yarrawonga on board Paradise Queen. Travel on Lake Mulwala taking in the beautiful views whilst you enjoy a BBQ Lunch on board.
There’s also a Package to Cobram on board Cobba Paddle boat. Enjoy Lunch on your 1 hour cruise of the beautiful Murray. Both packages include rail fares, coach transfers, lunch on board, and cruise.
Dining will be available in the Spirit of Progress dining carriage with Devonshire tea available for just $19.
Your Heritage Train will be hauled by former Victorian Railways X31 and B74 blue and gold locomotives, and passengers will have the choice of travelling in comfortable 100 year old wooden bodied carriages or former Spirit of Progress steel compartment carriages.
The beautifully restored 112 year old Yarra Carriage will be on your trip to to Tocumwal. Built at Newport workshops by the Victorian Railways in 1906, Yarra is one of 2 Parlor carriages (the other being “Murray”) which was used on the “Sydney Limited”. Metel ceilings impressed with a arabesque design, decorated leadlight segments overhang the large side windows and a observations platform on the rear.
Original Spirit of Progress Seating, Round ended Parlour and Dining Carriages will also be on your train. The Spirit of Progress was named the “wonder train”. It was at the time, Australia’s first air conditioned steam lined train and ran between Melbourne and Albury.
A great family day out. Book at http://www.srhc.org.au, phone 0477 707 411 or visit the Seymour Vistors Centre
This article first appeared on www.srhc.org.au
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