Portland / Dunkeld

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11/12/13 November 2022 – (SG)(D)

Expression of Interest.

Join our special Portland train on the weekend of 11 to 13 November 2022. 

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DESTINATION:

Dunkeld, Victoria

Explore Dunkeld.

Discover the immense sights and inspiring flavours of picturesque Dunkeld, gateway to the southern Grampians. Enjoy striking views of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt whichever way turn. 

Dunkeld Cup.

The Dunkeld Cup is a 1800m race held at Dunkeld Racecourse in Victoria each year. The Racetrack, is at the base of the picturesque Mount Abrupt, surrounded in the heart of the Grampians. The Dunkeld Cup 2022 will be run on November 12, 2022 at Dunkeld Racecourse.
 
DESTINATION:

Portland, Victoria

Explore Portland.

Delve into history and get back to nature in this thriving city by the sea. Wander streets dotted with beautifully maintained heritage buildings and dine on great pub fare while overlooking the harbour. 

Experience the romance
and grandness of a
bygone era of
heritage rail travel.

Mount Emu Creek, Victoria

Photo Copyright: Lachlan Steininger.

Register Your Interest.

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OUR TRAIN:

SRHC Consist.

Bringing in, the Spirit.

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre would like to confirm, that locomotive S 303, T 357 and P 22 will be on the train alongside our 1937 Steel Bodied Air Conditioned Carriages with the Parlor Observation Car at the rear.

S303

S303 was named “C J Latrobe” after the first Governor of Victoria. It was built in 1957 by Clyde Engineering in Sydney for express interstate freight and passenger trains. The stylish S class consisted of 18 locomotives and were at the head of famed trains such as the ‘Spirit of Progress’, the ‘Southern Aurora’ and the ‘Overland’. S303 was converted from broad to standard gauge in 2021.

Parlor Car

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre would like to confirm, that locomotive S 303, T 357 and P 22 will be on the train alongside our 1937 Steel Bodied Air Conditioned Carriages with the Parlor Observation Car at the rear.

T357

T357 is an 875 hp branch line locomotive built by Clyde Engineering in 1961. This reliable member of the SRHC fleet was originally on standard gauge and spent most of its life on the broad-gauge system going to every corner of Victoria. It was converted back to standard gauge in 2018.

Parlor Car

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre would like to confirm, that locomotive S 303, T 357 and P 22 will be on the train alongside our 1937 Steel Bodied Air Conditioned Carriages with the Parlor Observation Car at the rear.

Tour Information

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre offers optional tours for anyone who like to
experience more of the Goulburn Valley.

Day 1

Board your heritage train as we start to traverse our way to Goulburn, crossing the vast plains before crossing the Murray River as we enter Albury, New South Wales.

We will call at Junee, for a short time to enjoy some refreshments in the Junee Refreshment Rooms before a evening sprint to Goulburn.

Board your heritage train as we start to traverse our way to Goulburn, crossing the vast plains before crossing the Murray River as we enter Albury, New South Wales.

We will call at Junee, for a short time to enjoy some refreshments in the Junee Refreshment Rooms before a evening sprint to Goulburn.

Day 2

After breakfast, coaches will transfer you back to Murtoa to rejoin the train. Today we will explore the little used Hopetoun Branch, which is used only for freight services. We will stop to take in the silo art at Brim then continue to the historic town of Beulah.

Beulah shot to fame in 2020 as the location for the film ‘The Dry’, starring Eric Bana. Situated on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek, stop in for a counter meal or drink at the historic 19th-century Victoria Hotel, and strike up a conversation with the locals at the bar. A number of the town’s residents came on board the film as extras and are sure to have some stories to tell.

This afternoon we will stop at sheep Hills for more silo art, then briefly at Murtoa to embark any passengers who have elected not to join us this morning. Enjoy a light meal onboard as our train commences its sprint back across the plains towards Melbourne and Seymour after a fascinating weekend in the Wimmera.

Ticket Cost

RAIL ONLY TICKETS
Melbourne / Seymour to Goulburn (Return)
Adult: $460.00 Child: $360
Wodonga / Albury to Goulburn- (Return)
Adult: $350.00 Child: $260
Junee to Goulburn – (Return)
Adult: $320.00 Child: $230
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