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The Picnic Express to Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley Park

Steam and heritage diesel train to Bacchus Marsh

Saturday 4 September and Sunday 5 September

Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September

Travel with 707 Operations on 'The Picnic Express' steam and heritage diesel train Bacchus Marsh on board our first steam hauled tours for 2021. Upon arrival in Bacchus Marsh enjoy a picnic in Maddingley Park, enjoy the Werribee River precient or stroll in Bacchus Marsh - the perfect place to share a wonderful few hours with family and friends. Book you tickets here.

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The historical and picturesque Maddingley Park is best known for its community built adventure playground, however its huge redgum trees along the Werribee River make it a significant natural attraction for Bacchus Marsh. Enjoy the picnic areas and playground, set up some sporting activites or just relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroudings at Maddingley Park, while our train pauses at Bacchus Marsh. Step from the train and exit the railway station to access the park in just a few moments.

Maddingley Park also features the Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Gardens which is a collection of rare and unusual roses, mostly from hybrid teas that were bred in the early 20th century. Bring a picnic hamper and drinks for an afternoon in the park.

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On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September our train will travel from Oakleigh, Caulfield, Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station and Footscary to Bacchus Marsh with our steam locomotive R707 and heritage diesel locomotives.

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September train will travel from Southern Cross Station and Footscary to Bacchus Marsh with steam locomotive R707 and heritage diesel locomotives.

Our air-conditioned train will included both open saloon-type carriages and compartment carriages seating a maximum of eight passengers to a compartment. Cafe Hudson will serve expresso coffee, Devonshire teas and assorted cakes and snacks, as well as offering a full bar service with a selection of ales, wine, sparkling and mixed spirits.

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Book your tickets here.

Trip Fares

Adult $65

Child (3 to 16 yrs) $25

Child (under 4 yrs) free

707 Operations Member $55

Compartment (1) $500

Motorcader Donation $10

Inc. GST.
(1) Compartment seats upto 8 people.

Train Times: to be confirmed

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

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September

To Bacchus Marsh To Melbourne
12.30 pm Oakleigh 6.37 pm
12.39 pm Caulfield 6.30 pm
12.59 pm Flinders Street Station 6.09 pm
1.20 pm Southern Cross Station 6.02 pm
1.32 pm Footscray 5.50 pm
1.50 pm Caroline Springs 5.38 pm
2.30 pm Bacchus Marsh Station 5.10 pm

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September

To Bacchus Marsh To Melbourne
1.20 pm Southern Cross Station 6.02 pm
1.32 pm Footscray 5.50 pm
1.50 pm Caroline Springs 5.38 pm
2.30 pm Bacchus Marsh Station 5.10 pm

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


Book here

Download our Picnic Express flyer 4th and 5th of September HERE.
Download our Picnic Express flyer 11th and 12th of September HERE.

Revised: 29 July 2021