Tours

 

Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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Southern Steam Spectacular

Southern Steam Spectacular 2021 – over two years in the planning in May 2021 Cruise Express and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures invite you to join us for six spectacular days of exploration, fun and sensory overload.
This record breaking Australian heritage rail journey is quite unlike any other, travelling behind some of the country’s oldest and finest steam locomotives and carriages. Never before has a tour featured eight steam locomotives in one tour! A feature will be a short run with the 130 year-old locomotive Y112, as well as several sections where two or three locomotives will haul at the same time.
We’ll visit destinations such as the small town of Wycheproof where the line runs right up the middle of the Calder Highway through town! Spend time in Maldon which has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. We’ll also enjoy the unique pleasure of cruising the Murray River aboard a paddle wheeler at Echuca.
Travel far away from the well-worn main roads through country Victoria along lines that in several instances haven’t seen these locomotives in over half a century! This is your time to sit back as you enjoy sweeping views of the countryside savouring the simple delights of travel, as it used to be. Spectacular!

Locomotive roster
Wednesday 19th May
Melbourne – Ballarat : R711, R761
Ballarat – Wycheproof : K153, K190
Wycheproof – Sea Lake : K153 – the first K class to haul to Wycheproof and Sea Lake since 1970
Thursday 20th May
Wycheproof – Maryborough : K153, K190
Maryborough – Ballarat : Y112, K153, K190
Ballarat – Melbourne : R761, K190

Friday 21st May
Melbourne mystery tour
Melbourne – Newport – Melbourne : D³ 639
Saturday 22nd May
Melbourne – Castlemaine : A² 986, R761
Castlemaine – Maldon : J549
Sunday 23rd May
Bendigo – Echuca : A² 986 – the first A² to haul solo from Bendigo to Echuca since 1963
Monday 24th May
Echuca – Bendigo : A² 986
Bendigo – Melbourne : A² 986, R761

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The Inaugural 10-day Grand Circle Rail Tour of NSW, South Australia & Victoria In the Heritage 621 / 721 Rail Cars

Australian Railway Historical Society NSW Division invites you to make a booking on the rail tour you have all been waiting for – The Inaugural 10-day Grand Circle Rail Tour of  NSW, South Australia & Victoria in the Heritage 621 / 721 Rail Cars Departing Monday, 24th May 2021.
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  • ARHS and TRMS Members Tour Cost: $3.450.00 pp Twin Share
  • Non-Members Tour Cost $3.700.00 pp Twin Share
  • Single Supplement $500.00  Members Payment can be made in full or 3 instalments of $1150 .00 Non-Members if not paying in full will be required to pay a deposit of $250.00 when booking then:  1st payment of $1150.00 due 15th March 2021 2nd payment of $1150.00 due 15th April 2021 3rd & final payment of $1150.00 due 5th May 2021   The $500.00 Single Supplement to be paid with the first instalment  
In the event of cancellation due to Covid -19 precautions, all monies will be fully refunded.
TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 –Monday 24th May – LD Paterson, Maitland, Broadmeadow, Gosford, Concord West, Bathurst to Parkes – Overnight at the Parkview Motor Inn. Getting to know you pre dinner drinks in the bar before dinner in the Dining Room Lunch TBC
Day 2 – Tuesday 25th May – BLD Parkes to Broken Hill. Breakfast at the Motel. Travel to Ivanhoe for lunch on the platform, then on to Broken Hill – overnight at the Comfort Inn located opposite the station. Dinner at the Chinese Restaurant next to your motel.
Day 3 – Wednesday 26th May – BL Broken Hill Day Sightseeing Tour. Breakfast at Musicians Club. Join our coach for a look around Broken Hill with a visit to the Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum, Morning tea at Stuart Park. Visit the Pro Hart Gallery. Travel to Silverton with lunch at the Silverton Hotel, (drinks & museum entry not included). On the way back to town we will stop at the Statues for sunset and nibbles. Dinner at your own cost and leisure.
Day 4 – Thursday 27th May BLD Broken Hill to Adelaide. Breakfast at Musicians Club then back on the rails bound for Adelaide. Lunch at Peterborough and a guided tour of the Railway Museum (included). On arrival in Adelaide, a coach will transfer you to your motel for the next 2 nights. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 5 – Friday 28th May BL. Adelaide Day Coach Tour. Breakfast at the motel prior to boarding the coach for a day of sightseeing around Adelaide (included).  Dinner at your own cost and leisure.
Day 6 – Saturday 29th May BLD Adelaide-Horsham. Breakfast at your motel, say farewell Adelaide and travel to Horsham. We stop at Murray Bridge for cruise on Paddle Steamer (tentative due to Covid19 restrictions). There will be an alternative if this does not operate.

Transfer to your accommodation where dinner will be served
Day 7 – Sunday 30th May – BLD Horsham to Melbourne Southern Cross Station, Breakfast at the Motel before our departure. On arrival transfer to our accommodation at Batman’s Hill Hotel. Lunch stop to be confirmed with dinner at the Hotel
Day 8 – Monday 31st May – BL Sightseeing in Melbourne. Breakfast at the Hotel – Join the coach for a day of exploring around Melbourne or an alternative day visit to Puffing Billy is available at your own cost.  Dinner at your own cost & leisure.
Day 9 – Tuesday 1st June – BLD Melbourne-Wagga Wagga. Breakfast at the Hotel, transfer to Southern Cross Station and all aboard the train travelling northward with a Lunch stop in Albury. Then on to Wagga Wagga to transfer by coach to comfortable accommodation to rest your travel weary bones, with a happy hour for pre dinner drinks before our final group dinner together.
Day 10 – Wednesday 2nd June – BLD Wagga Wagga-Paterson. Breakfast at the Hotel, Transfer to the station for the homeward bound leg of our tour. A Lunch stop at Bundanoon, then on to Central Station before returning home to Paterson.  Dinner will be brought onto the train.

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The Riverlander via Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil

707 Operations announces our next steam - hauled sleeping carriage slow rail cruise train that will travel to Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend on Friday 11 June to Monday 14 June. You'll have time to explore two of the Murray River's most beautiful destinations. Once you step on board, you'll experience the magic of overnight rail travel in our restored sleeping and lounge carriages, including day trips to Deniliquin and Piangil. Book your tickets here.
Following an evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.50 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head North travelling through Gisborne, Woodend and Kyenton towards Bendigo. Retire to your sleeping cabin for an evening of rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Woodend, and north to the Murray region during the night.
With an early morning arrival into Echuca, we will wake for breakfast and then a day trip to Deniliquin departing at 9.30 am (included in the fare). Alternatively you can stay in Echuca for the 2020 Echuca Steam Rally or explore Echuca.
We arrive in to Deniliquin at 11.55 am, where you can explore Deniliquin and take a long lunch break before the 2.45 pm departure time for the return journey to Echuca, where the train will arrive at 5.00 pm.
Our dinner service tonight is on the water with a historic Murray River paddle steamer to cruise our way along the mighty Murray River and enjoy a buffet dinner along the way. Transfer back to the train for an after dark departure (10.00 pm) Saturday night, from Echuca to Bendigo, then from Bendigo to Swan Hill. We'll arrive into Swan Hill very early on Sunday morning while most passengers are fast asleep in comfortable private sleeping compartments.
In Swan Hill, you can join us for a shuttle train over the freight only track to Piangil and return or explore this Murray River township at your own leisure. Sunday afternoon join us on the PS Pyap for a Murray River cruise.


Twinette Roomette Non AC Twinette


Early on Monday morning we will depart from Swan Hill at 4.30 am, travelling to Melbourne. With stops at Bendigo (7.45 am), we will arrive back to Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 12.50 pm. We also have the option of one-way travel from Swan Hill and Bendigo to Melbourne Monday morning.
Our heritage train features:
- Steam hauled by R707 and our heritage diesel locomotives
- Day excursions to Deniliquin and Piangil
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Murray River cruise on the PS Pyap
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Full Cooked breakfast each morning in comfortable lounge carriages
- A range of travel and sleeping options to suit all budgets
- Dinner each evening
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
- Lunch on the train Monday
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium 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 all amenities provided, a private toilet is located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with a lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin with all amenities provided, shared shower facilities are located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities are located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard 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 shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, 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 wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Echuca locals day trip to Deniliquin Saturday 12 June departing at 9.30 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill local shuttle between Swan Hill and Piangil Sunday 13 June departing at 8.50 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Monday 14 June, including lunch on the train.

Saloon Carraige Seating Compartment Seating

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The Riverlander via Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil

707 Operations announces our next steam - hauled sleeping carriage slow rail cruise train that will travel to Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend on Friday 11 June to Monday 14 June. You'll have time to explore two of the Murray River's most beautiful destinations. Once you step on board, you'll experience the magic of overnight rail travel in our restored sleeping and lounge carriages, including day trips to Deniliquin and Piangil. Book your tickets here.
Following an evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.50 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head North travelling through Gisborne, Woodend and Kyenton towards Bendigo. Retire to your sleeping cabin for an evening of rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Woodend, and north to the Murray region during the night.
With an early morning arrival into Echuca, we will wake for breakfast and then a day trip to Deniliquin departing at 9.30 am (included in the fare). Alternatively you can stay in Echuca for the 2020 Echuca Steam Rally or explore Echuca.
We arrive in to Deniliquin at 11.55 am, where you can explore Deniliquin and take a long lunch break before the 2.45 pm departure time for the return journey to Echuca, where the train will arrive at 5.00 pm.
Our dinner service tonight is on the water with a historic Murray River paddle steamer to cruise our way along the mighty Murray River and enjoy a buffet dinner along the way. Transfer back to the train for an after dark departure (10.00 pm) Saturday night, from Echuca to Bendigo, then from Bendigo to Swan Hill. We'll arrive into Swan Hill very early on Sunday morning while most passengers are fast asleep in comfortable private sleeping compartments.
In Swan Hill, you can join us for a shuttle train over the freight only track to Piangil and return or explore this Murray River township at your own leisure. Sunday afternoon join us on the PS Pyap for a Murray River cruise.


Twinette Roomette Non AC Twinette


Early on Monday morning we will depart from Swan Hill at 4.30 am, travelling to Melbourne. With stops at Bendigo (7.45 am), we will arrive back to Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 12.50 pm. We also have the option of one-way travel from Swan Hill and Bendigo to Melbourne Monday morning.
Our heritage train features:
- Steam hauled by R707 and our heritage diesel locomotives
- Day excursions to Deniliquin and Piangil
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Murray River cruise on the PS Pyap
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Full Cooked breakfast each morning in comfortable lounge carriages
- A range of travel and sleeping options to suit all budgets
- Dinner each evening
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
- Lunch on the train Monday
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium 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 all amenities provided, a private toilet is located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with a lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin with all amenities provided, shared shower facilities are located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities are located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard 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 shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, 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 wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Echuca locals day trip to Deniliquin Saturday 12 June departing at 9.30 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill local shuttle between Swan Hill and Piangil Sunday 13 June departing at 8.50 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Monday 14 June, including lunch on the train.

Saloon Carraige Seating Compartment Seating

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The Riverlander via Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil

707 Operations announces our next steam - hauled sleeping carriage slow rail cruise train that will travel to Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend on Friday 11 June to Monday 14 June. You'll have time to explore two of the Murray River's most beautiful destinations. Once you step on board, you'll experience the magic of overnight rail travel in our restored sleeping and lounge carriages, including day trips to Deniliquin and Piangil. Book your tickets here.
Following an evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.50 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head North travelling through Gisborne, Woodend and Kyenton towards Bendigo. Retire to your sleeping cabin for an evening of rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Woodend, and north to the Murray region during the night.
With an early morning arrival into Echuca, we will wake for breakfast and then a day trip to Deniliquin departing at 9.30 am (included in the fare). Alternatively you can stay in Echuca for the 2020 Echuca Steam Rally or explore Echuca.
We arrive in to Deniliquin at 11.55 am, where you can explore Deniliquin and take a long lunch break before the 2.45 pm departure time for the return journey to Echuca, where the train will arrive at 5.00 pm.
Our dinner service tonight is on the water with a historic Murray River paddle steamer to cruise our way along the mighty Murray River and enjoy a buffet dinner along the way. Transfer back to the train for an after dark departure (10.00 pm) Saturday night, from Echuca to Bendigo, then from Bendigo to Swan Hill. We'll arrive into Swan Hill very early on Sunday morning while most passengers are fast asleep in comfortable private sleeping compartments.
In Swan Hill, you can join us for a shuttle train over the freight only track to Piangil and return or explore this Murray River township at your own leisure. Sunday afternoon join us on the PS Pyap for a Murray River cruise.


Twinette Roomette Non AC Twinette


Early on Monday morning we will depart from Swan Hill at 4.30 am, travelling to Melbourne. With stops at Bendigo (7.45 am), we will arrive back to Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 12.50 pm. We also have the option of one-way travel from Swan Hill and Bendigo to Melbourne Monday morning.
Our heritage train features:
- Steam hauled by R707 and our heritage diesel locomotives
- Day excursions to Deniliquin and Piangil
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Murray River cruise on the PS Pyap
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Full Cooked breakfast each morning in comfortable lounge carriages
- A range of travel and sleeping options to suit all budgets
- Dinner each evening
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
- Lunch on the train Monday
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium 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 all amenities provided, a private toilet is located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with a lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin with all amenities provided, shared shower facilities are located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities are located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard 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 shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, 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 wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Echuca locals day trip to Deniliquin Saturday 12 June departing at 9.30 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill local shuttle between Swan Hill and Piangil Sunday 13 June departing at 8.50 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Monday 14 June, including lunch on the train.

Saloon Carraige Seating Compartment Seating

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The Riverlander via Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil

707 Operations announces our next steam - hauled sleeping carriage slow rail cruise train that will travel to Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend on Friday 11 June to Monday 14 June. You'll have time to explore two of the Murray River's most beautiful destinations. Once you step on board, you'll experience the magic of overnight rail travel in our restored sleeping and lounge carriages, including day trips to Deniliquin and Piangil. Book your tickets here.
Following an evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.50 pm, we will begin with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head North travelling through Gisborne, Woodend and Kyenton towards Bendigo. Retire to your sleeping cabin for an evening of rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range through Woodend, and north to the Murray region during the night.
With an early morning arrival into Echuca, we will wake for breakfast and then a day trip to Deniliquin departing at 9.30 am (included in the fare). Alternatively you can stay in Echuca for the 2020 Echuca Steam Rally or explore Echuca.
We arrive in to Deniliquin at 11.55 am, where you can explore Deniliquin and take a long lunch break before the 2.45 pm departure time for the return journey to Echuca, where the train will arrive at 5.00 pm.
Our dinner service tonight is on the water with a historic Murray River paddle steamer to cruise our way along the mighty Murray River and enjoy a buffet dinner along the way. Transfer back to the train for an after dark departure (10.00 pm) Saturday night, from Echuca to Bendigo, then from Bendigo to Swan Hill. We'll arrive into Swan Hill very early on Sunday morning while most passengers are fast asleep in comfortable private sleeping compartments.
In Swan Hill, you can join us for a shuttle train over the freight only track to Piangil and return or explore this Murray River township at your own leisure. Sunday afternoon join us on the PS Pyap for a Murray River cruise.


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Early on Monday morning we will depart from Swan Hill at 4.30 am, travelling to Melbourne. With stops at Bendigo (7.45 am), we will arrive back to Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 12.50 pm. We also have the option of one-way travel from Swan Hill and Bendigo to Melbourne Monday morning.
Our heritage train features:
- Steam hauled by R707 and our heritage diesel locomotives
- Day excursions to Deniliquin and Piangil
- Licenced Club Carriages
- Murray River cruise on the PS Pyap
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Full Cooked breakfast each morning in comfortable lounge carriages
- A range of travel and sleeping options to suit all budgets
- Dinner each evening
- Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
- Lunch on the train Monday
Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium 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 all amenities provided, a private toilet is located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with a lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin with all amenities provided, shared shower facilities are located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities are located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard 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 shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, 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 wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Echuca locals day trip to Deniliquin Saturday 12 June departing at 9.30 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill local shuttle between Swan Hill and Piangil Sunday 13 June departing at 8.50 am with our steam locomotive.
- Swan Hill saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Monday 14 June, including lunch on the train.

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NORTH BY NORTH WEST

From coast to inland plains, volcanic ranges and classic country towns this adventure celebrates the variety that the northern regions of NSW have to offer the Railway Adventurer. From the window of your trains and coach, an ever-changing vista of our coastal and country landscapes will be on show. For most of the tour you will be rolled along on rarely visited country rail lines on board a comfortable classic 1960’s heritage doubleended Railmotor, the pride of the fleet at the volunteer-run Rail Motor Society at Paterson in the Hunter Valley. We will visit them along with a wonderful long list of special museums, homesteads, and observatories together with charming country cities, towns and villages.
The route we take begins with the boarding of our Railmotor for the journey up the coast to the popular holiday city of Port Macquarie. We introduce the legacy of the timber industry and the associated connection with narrow gauge railways at Wauchope before ascending the ranges via Bellingen to Dorrigo and along the Waterfall Way to Armidale. The New England is a land unto itself with Armidale it’s unofficial capital. Fine homesteads, churches, schools and wineries grace this wealthy city. We continue our cross country rail journey down the tablelands via the grand junction station of Werris Creek to the sleepy former railway hub of Binnaway. The Warrumbungle Ranges are on hand for us to explore, just west of Coonabarabran, with their ancient towering volcanic plugs, unique native bush, and world class observatories. Down the old Mudgee branch line is Dunedoo and then Gulgong where we settle for a couple of nights in the heart of this heritage listed Goldrush town. Enjoy side trips to historic Mudgee, and award winning wineries and restaurants before capping it off with a sunset soiree at Ruwenzori Retreat, Scott McGregor’s private mountain top hideaway. The last day takes us on the normally inaccessible freightonly line down the Goulburn, Bylong and Hunter Valleys to Sydney. Thus Completing a wonderful adventure taking you North by North West across a great chunk of country and coastal NSW.

Tour Leader: Scott McGregor and Friends
Price: $3,465
Single Supplement: $345
ARHS Discount: $150
Date: 9 Sep 2021 – 14 Sep 2021

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The Riverlander - Heritage Steam and Diesel to Tocumwal

Returning to Tocumwal for first time in many years, we invite you to join us on our slow rail cruise to Tocumwal travelling in comfortable and private heritage sleeping carriages, hauled R 707 over the weekend 17 to 19 September. Join 707 Operations as we travel to Toumwal for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow with two nights of unique overnight travel with our heritage steam locomotive, assisted at times by vintage diesel locomotives. Enjoy a COVID-Safe weekend away making new-found friendships and memories that you'll not easily forget. Book your tickets here.
Departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm on Friday 17th September, meet your tour organisers and fellow travellers with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head north to Seymour and Shepparton. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range from Wallan through Kilmore East and on through Seymour and Shepparton during the night.
With a 6.00 am arrival into Tocumwal, we will start Saturday morning the right way, with a hearty cooked breakfast and coffee! Take the morning to explore the Murray River town of Tocumwal or head straight for the complimentary shuttle coach transfer to the Tocumwal Airport for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow and enjoy the day of flight displays which will include jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics for the afternoon (entry included in fare).
After enjoying the day at the Tocumwal Airshow, enjoy a catered dinner with your fellow guests, then enjoy a eveing stroll along the banks of the beautiful Murray River, or enjoy a nighcap in Club Victoria.


Twinette Sleeper Roomette Sleeper Non-AC Twinette WANDO


Watch closely as the steam engine comes to life on Sunday morning for the journey ahead. After a cooked breakfast the train will run to Strathmerton (9.00 am) and return to Tocumwal (10.00 am) allowing the residents of Tocumwal and surrounds the chance to experience a short steam train journey. The locomotive will then be quickly serviced and provisioned for an 11.00 am departure returning to Melbourne. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in one of Lounge Carriages or your private compartment as we make our way home again, travelling in daylight throughout with short stops at Shepparton and Seymour. Your slow weekend rail cruise experience will arrive back into Southern Cross station at 6.00 pm.
We also have the option of one-way travel from Tocumwal and Seymour to Melbourne Sunday.
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages Victoria and Lounge Car 708
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Entry to the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Cooked breakfasts each morning
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Two course pub dinner Saturday night
- Lunches on the train Sunday

Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium 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 private toilet facilities located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium 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 shared shower facilities located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard 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 shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, 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 wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Tocumwal to Strathmerton shuttle (rail-only) on Sunday 19 September.
- Tocumwal/Seymour saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne (includes meals) Sunday 19 September.
Our train is a COVID-Safe environment in line with Victorian Government requirements, including check-in and contact tracing for all passengers, enhanced cleaning of the train during the trip and refund policies.

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The Riverlander - Heritage Steam and Diesel to Tocumwal

Returning to Tocumwal for first time in many years, we invite you to join us on our slow rail cruise to Tocumwal travelling in comfortable and private heritage sleeping carriages, hauled R 707 over the weekend 17 to 19 September. Join 707 Operations as we travel to Toumwal for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow with two nights of unique overnight travel with our heritage steam locomotive, assisted at times by vintage diesel locomotives. Enjoy a COVID-Safe weekend away making new-found friendships and memories that you'll not easily forget. Book your tickets here.
Departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm on Friday 17th September, meet your tour organisers and fellow travellers with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head north to Seymour and Shepparton. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range from Wallan through Kilmore East and on through Seymour and Shepparton during the night.
With a 6.00 am arrival into Tocumwal, we will start Saturday morning the right way, with a hearty cooked breakfast and coffee! Take the morning to explore the Murray River town of Tocumwal or head straight for the complimentary shuttle coach transfer to the Tocumwal Airport for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow and enjoy the day of flight displays which will include jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics for the afternoon (entry included in fare).
After enjoying the day at the Tocumwal Airshow, enjoy a catered dinner with your fellow guests, then enjoy a eveing stroll along the banks of the beautiful Murray River, or enjoy a nighcap in Club Victoria.


Twinette Sleeper Roomette Sleeper Non-AC Twinette WANDO


Watch closely as the steam engine comes to life on Sunday morning for the journey ahead. After a cooked breakfast the train will run to Strathmerton (9.00 am) and return to Tocumwal (10.00 am) allowing the residents of Tocumwal and surrounds the chance to experience a short steam train journey. The locomotive will then be quickly serviced and provisioned for an 11.00 am departure returning to Melbourne. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in one of Lounge Carriages or your private compartment as we make our way home again, travelling in daylight throughout with short stops at Shepparton and Seymour. Your slow weekend rail cruise experience will arrive back into Southern Cross station at 6.00 pm.
We also have the option of one-way travel from Tocumwal and Seymour to Melbourne Sunday.
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages Victoria and Lounge Car 708
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Entry to the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Cooked breakfasts each morning
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Two course pub dinner Saturday night
- Lunches on the train Sunday

Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium 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 private toilet facilities located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium 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 shared shower facilities located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard 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 shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, 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 wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Tocumwal to Strathmerton shuttle (rail-only) on Sunday 19 September.
- Tocumwal/Seymour saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne (includes meals) Sunday 19 September.
Our train is a COVID-Safe environment in line with Victorian Government requirements, including check-in and contact tracing for all passengers, enhanced cleaning of the train during the trip and refund policies.

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