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Steam over the Skyrail to Sale - Saturday 23 June

Join 707 Operations as we venture along the main Eastern line from Melbourne to Sale and return on Saturday 23 June 2018 - with our steam locomotive R707 along with our heritage diesel locomotives T413 and H5. Book your tickets here.

See parts of Melbourne that you have never seen before, as our excursion train becomes the very first steam hauled train to travel over the new skyrail between Caulfield and Dandenong.

At Sale, we will have two and a half hours to explore the township and enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants or pubs which are only a short walk from the V/Line station. Before re-boarding the train at 3.30 pm for a return to Melbourne.

The train features our 1950's open saloon and compartment carriages, as well as our open windowed Edwardian sleeper Wando and lounge carriages Victoria and BK708 for the trip. In addition, our all inclusive First-Class travel option in steel sleeping converted to day sitting carriages offers different unique travel options for a family friendly day out.

Our heritage train features:

- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages

- Exclusive First Class travel option with an all inclusive at-your seat service and private access to the first class lounge carriage Victoria.

- Licensed club and lounge carriages

- Cafe Hudson espresso bar

- Heritage steam locomotive R707 and restored 1950's diesel locomotives T413 and H5

- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

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Saloon Carriage Seating Lounge Car Compartment Seating

Book tickets here.

The train will be running a steam-hauled train to Sale on Saturday 23 June, departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 7.35 am and Flinders Street Station at 7.40 am. Suburban pick up points include stops at at Dandenong (8.21 am) and Pakenham (8.48 am) and passing through Warragul at 9.45 am. Our train will pause for our engine to take water at Traralgon and once it is re-attached to our train we will continue to arrive into Sale at 12.50 pm.

Spend two and a half hours exploring Sale with its cafes, the Gippsland Art Gallery, Lake Guthridge and Flood Creeks foreshores and historic port a short walk from Sale Station.

With a 3.30 pm departure from Sale, we will return through Traralgon, Warragul, before stopping at Pakenham (6.38 pm) and Dandenong (7.03 pm) and back into Melbourne's Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations around 7.50 pm.

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First Class Seating for 2-3 First Class Seating for one


The trip provides a great opportunity for a group of friends and family to have a catch up and enjoy a heritage train trip Victoria's Gippsland region.

Book your tickets here.

Standard Class - Fares

Adult $99
Child (3 to 16 yrs) $45
Child (under 3 yrs) free
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) $250
Compartment (1) $550
707 Operations Member $84

First Class - Sold Out

Adult $179 - sold out
707 Operations Member
$164 - sold out

Or contact us directly at vintagerailtravel707@gmail.com for discounts for groups of 20 or more.

(1) Compartments seat up to 8 people

Train Travel Times - Confirmed

The following train times are approximate and subject to change. Please visit our website two days prior to departure to check for any updates.

To Sale

Newport Metro Station 7.00 am
Depart Southern Cross Station 7.30 am
Flinders Street Station
7.40 am
Caulfield Station 8.00 am
Dandenong Station
8.20 am
Pakenham Station
8.45 am
Warragul Station
9.45 am
Arrive Sale Station 12.25 pm

From Sale

Depart Sale Station
3.10 pm
Warragul Station
5.55 pm
Pakenham Station
6.38 pm
Dandenong Station
7.03 pm
Caulfield Station 7.24 pm
Flinders Street Station
7.45 pm
Arrive Southern Cross Station 7.50 pm
Newport Metro Station 8.10 pm

Passengers may join or leave the train at any of the above stations.

To download Steam over the Skyrail to Sale flyer.

To Book Tickets here.

Revised: 21 June 2018