It’s all happening at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre in June.
On Saturday, June 8 the heritage centre is running a locomotive-hauled tour to Echuca and a ride in a NSW railcar to Yarrawonga.
The heritage train to Echuca will be hauled by vintage blue and gold locomotives, and passengers will have the choice of travelling in comfortable 110-year-old wooden-bodied carriages, or for an extra cost, travel in heated former Spirit of Progress steel compartment carriages or in the wooden first-class carriage.
Passengers can also travel to Yarrawonga from Seymour on NSW railcar 621/721. The class leader set entered operational service on September 4, 1961 and became affectionately known as the Red Rattler.
If you choose to travel to Echuca, you can enjoy the township, shops and beautiful Murray River at your leisure or select one of the following tour options for an extra cost:
●Option one is Echuca’s Steam Rally, a major community event that was first held in 1963 and is one of the region’s longest-running events.
Attracting visitors from across the country, the event showcases more than 700 exhibits of working yesteryear. There will be steam engines (valued at more than $500000 each), vintage cars, working horses and lots more. A free shuttle bus is also available from the station to the festival.
●Option two in Echuca is the port, lunch and paddle steamer. Enjoy a pub lunch prior to a one-hour cruise on Paddle Steamer Adelaide (built in 1866) or Alexander Arbuthnot (built in 1923). This package includes bus transfers, afternoon tea on your paddle steamer and entry to the Discovery Centre.
If you choose to travel to Yarrawonga on the railcar, a free shuttle bus will take you to the waterfront where several cruise boats will be available, or you can walk around the main Yarrawonga centre.
For details and bookings visit srhc.org.au or phone 0477707411.