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Heritage Steam and Diesel to Tocumwal

Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April

Returning to Tocumwal for first time in many years, we invite you to join us on our slow rail cruise to Tocumwal travelling in comfortable and private heritage sleeping carriages, hauled R 707 over the weekend 8 to 10 April. Join 707 Operations as we travel to Toumwal for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow with two nights of unique overnight travel with our heritage steam locomotive, assisted at times by vintage diesel locomotives. Enjoy a COVID-Safe weekend away making new-found friendships and memories that you'll not easily forget. Book your tickets here.

Departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm on Friday 8 April, meet your tour organisers and fellow travellers with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head north to Seymour and Shepparton. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range from Wallan through Kilmore East and on through Seymour and Shepparton during the night.

With a 6.00 am arrival into Tocumwal, we will start Saturday morning the right way, with a hearty cooked breakfast and coffee! Take the morning to explore the Murray River town of Tocumwal before a silo art tour of of the region by coach. Saturday evening, enjoy a country pub dinner with your fellow guests, then enjoy a eveing stroll along the banks of the beautiful Murray River, or enjoy a nighcap in Club Victoria.

Sunday wake to a hearty cook breakfast and the morning in Tocumwal before joining out complimentary shuttle coach transfer to the Tocumwal Airport for the 2022 Tocumwal Airshow and enjoy the day of flight displays which will include jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics for the afternoon (entry included in fare).

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Watch the skies over Tocumwal, along the New South Wales and Victorian border come alive as they are filled with aircraft, both old and not-so-old, during the 2022 Tocumwal Airshow!


 

 

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Twinette Sleeper Roomette Sleeper Non-AC Twinette WANDO

After enjoying the day at the Tocumwal Airshow, sit back for out 4.00 pm departure for Melbourne. Enjoy the later afternoon in one of Lounge Carriages or your private compartment as we make our way home again, travelling in into the evening with dinner aboard the train with short stops at Shepparton and Seymour. Your slow weekend rail cruise experience will arrive back into Southern Cross station at 8.00 pm.

We also have the option of one-way travel from Tocumwal to Melbourne Sunday.

Our heritage train features:

- Cafe Hudson espresso bar

- Licenced Club Carriage 1 and Lounge Car 708

- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages

- Entry to the 2022 Tocumwal Airshow

- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

- Cooked breakfasts each morning

- A range of travel and sleeping options

- Two course pub dinner Saturday night

- Dinner on the train Sunday

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Travel Options

We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:

- The NAM Carriage: Premium Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with private toilet facilities located in each sleeping compartment.

- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shared shower facilities located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities located in this carriage.

- The SJ Carriage: Standard Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.

- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.

- Tocumwal/Seymour saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne (includes meals) Sunday 10 April.

Our train is a COVID-Safe environment in line with Victorian Government requirements, including check-in and contact tracing for all passengers, enhanced cleaning of the train during the trip and refund policies.

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Saloon Carriage Seating Compartment Seating

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Fares

The NAM Carriage - Premium Twinette Sleeper (for two people)
$945 pp - Sold Out
The LAN Carraige - Premium Roomette Sleeper (for one person)
$945 pp
The SJ Carriage - Standard Twinette Sleeper (for two people) $895 pp
WANDO - Non-AC Twinette Sleepter (for two people) $845 pp
Tocumwal to Melbourne - One Way (Sunday) includes lunch and light refreshment
$200 pp
Seymour to Melbourne - One Way (Sunday) includes light refreshment $70 pp
Motorcader Donation (1)
$10
Inc GST

(1) For those motorcading our train to photograph, please consider donating towards the costs of running our trip - donate here.

Train Travel Times - subjct to confirmation

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 Tocumwal To Melbourne
Friday 10.00 pm Southern Cross Station
Sunday 8.00 pm
Saturday 12.50 am Seymour 
Sunday 6.30 pm
Saturday 3.30 am Shepparton Sunday 5.30 pm
Saturday 6.00 am Tocumwal Sunday 4.00 pm


Please note for this trip we will not be boarding passengers at our Newport Depot.

For other information about travelling on our train - visit our frequently asked questions page.

COVIDSafe Travel

You'll also notice some subtle (but necessary) changes as you travel with us in 2021. We've adopted a COVID-Safe plan in line with Government requirements. You'll notice extra on-train cleaning, extra hand sanitising and capacity limits on all of our future journeys, as well as contact tracing documentation prior to boarding. Our volunteers will be on hand to make the check-in and travel process as streamlined as possible, but we do ask for your cooperation to follow all published guidelines when on board our trains.

The health and safety of our passengers and volunteer train staff are of utmost importance to us. For travel on any future day or overnight excursion all guests over the age of 16 must show their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of entry to boarding any train service. The quickest and easiest way to show proof of vaccination is by adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app.

If you don't have a smartphone or are unable to use one, there are additional non-digital proof of vaccination status options available including an official copy of your Australian Immunisation Register vaccination certificate or a printed copy of your digital vaccination certificate from myGov.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate to find out more.

Refund Policy

For passengers who are unable to show proof of being fully vaccinated prior to boarding the train, a refund of the fare paid will be made as per our terms and conditions of travel.

Medical Exemptions

If you have an exemption please provide it at the time of booking via email to contact@707operations.com.au and present it at the time of boarding. Please ensure your medical exemption is valid and signed by a medical practitioner.

We ask that any guests who are booked to travel with Seven-O-Seven Operations that experience cold or flu like symptoms in the week prior to our departure date please contact our office on 0420 806 820 for advice before travelling.

Book Tickets click here.

Revised: 13 November 2021