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Winter School Steam to Gisborne

Sunday 7 July - sold out

Join 707 Operations on our mainline steam hauled heritage train from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Gisborne with an optional 'Day Tour Experience with regional winery tour' or connections to the Daylesford Sunday Markets and the Daylesford Spa Country Railway. Book your tickets here.

Our vintage train will depart from Melbourne, Southern Cross at 10.30 am on Sunday the 7 July 2019, travelling to Gisborne. We will have 4 hours before our return train departs, which is enough time to venture in the Gisborne township or enjoy lunch at the Baringo Food & Wine Co, across the road from Gisborne station (we reccomend booking). Alternatively, take the coach connection to Daylesford for their Sunday Market at the Daylesford Spa Country Railway or a railmotor journey with the Daylesford Spa Country Railway.

Or take our Day Experience option, with travel in the historic Spirit of Progress Dining Car and our lounge Carriage. Travelling to Gisborne, guests will be served morning tea in the Dining Car as we travel through Melbourne's suburbs and head north. At Gisborne, guests will transfer to a coach that will visit two boutique wineries within the Macedon Ranges region for tastings. Return to the train and the Dining Car for the journey back to Southern Cross Station where afternoon tea will be served as we journey home.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the Dining Car and fine food, as your steam hauled train works hard climbing the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.

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DRC40 Musk Murray Dining Carriage

Our standard class carriages will feature open saloon and compartment style seating areas in carriages which date from the 1950's. A licenced cafe carriage will be attached and is available for all passengers throughout the journey serving a wide range of beer, wines and spirits along with light snacks and tea and coffee.

Our heritage train & excursion features:

- An all air-conditioned train of open saloon and compartment style seating

- Licensed cafe carriage

- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

- 1950's steam hauled train

- Day experience option with Lounge and Dining Carriages

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Compartment and Open Saloon Seats

This train will departing Southern Cross station 10.30 am, picking up additional passengers at Footscray (10.40 am) before arriving into Gisborne at 11.35 am.

The return journey will depart Gisborne station at 3.35 pm, and arrive back into Southern Cross Station at 5.05 pm, with a stop at Footscray Station at 4.55 pm to set down passengers.

Book your tickets here.

Standard Class - Fares

Adult $60 - sold out
Child (4 to 16 yrs) $25 - sold out
Child (under 4 yrs) free - sold out
707 Operations Member $55 - sold out
Compartment (seating up to 8 adults) $200 per compartment - sold out

Day Trip Experience - Fares

Adult $130 - sold out
707 Operations Member $125 - sold out

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

Train Travel Times

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 Gisborne

Depart Southern Cross Station (platform 13)
10.30 am
Footscray Station 10.40
Arrive Gisborne Station 11.35 am

From Gisborne

Depart Gisborne Station
3.35 pm
Footscray Station 4.55 pm
Arrive Southern Cross Station
5.05 pm

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

To download Winter School Holiday Steam to Gisborne.

Book Tickets here.

Revised: 2 July 2019