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We hope you enjoy your visit to 707 Operations website and hope you will join us on a heritage train trip from Melbourne on the mainline rail network in Victoria. Subject to fireban restrictions, our heritage air-conditioned train is pulled by Ex Victorian Railways steam locomotive R707 'City of Melbourne' and run under the Vintage Rail Travel brand.

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Leap Year Tour to the Leeor Loop and Kaniva - Saturday 27 February 2016

Vintage Rail Travel/707 Operations and Steamrail Victoria announces its next heritage train tour to the Leeor Loop and Kaniva to celebrate the 2016 leap year and extended day trip across both the broad and standard gauge rail networks for western Victoria, Saturday 27 February 2016. Travel from Melbourne to Ballarat and Ararat with 707 Operations heritage broad gauge train featuring T413 and V/Line's P15 before changing trains at Ararat for K&AB Rail's TL152 and Steamrail Victoria's standard gauge carraiges that will take us on through the western standard gauge network to Kaniva for a barbeque lunch (included in fare) at the Commerical Hotel.

This trip is strictly limited to 150 seats. Ticket prices are $195 per person (includes a barbeque lunch at Kaniva). The train departs from Melbourne Southern Cross Station 6.30 am and Ballarat Station 8.25 am to arrive at Ararat at 9.20 am and Kaniva 12.35 pm. Departure from Kaniva is at 2.40 pm and Ararat 5.50 pm to arrive back at Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.20 pm.

For more trip details and ticket prices here or purchase your tickets here through our secure online ticketing system - trybooking.com.



R707 Broadford October 2013 - Rob Lee


New 707 Operations Souvenir Range

707 Operations is introducing a new range of exclusive 707 Operations apparel and mechandise. The range will include baseball caps, pens, stubby holders, polo shirts and more. All merchandise is avaliable for puchase on all of our trips.

Discounts on purchases are available to our members, these items will make ideal gifts, with all revenue going to the upkeep of the 707 Operations fleet.


Order here by downloading our order form




Updated: 23 January 2016