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Vintage Rail Travel/707 Operations is running our restored steam locomotives and vintage train to Seymour on Saturday 21 October 2017 to the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival. Book you tickets here.


The Trip:

Travel in comfort and style on our Vintage Steam-Hauled Train and experience the finest food and wine from one of Victoria's best kept secrets. Our steam-hauled excursion train will transport you from the heart of Melbourne to Seymour and back, to explore the Seymour and the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival.

Our train will travel from Southern Cross to Seymour via Essendon with our steam locomotive R707 and A2 986 to double head the trip. Our trip offers the perfect opportunity to spend a couple hours in Seymour exploring the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival before returning to Melbourne.

The trip coincides with Seymour's Tastes of the Goulburn Festival which runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in Station Street and celebrates the many wonderful attributes of the Goulburn Valley. Music will be provided by a variety of bands. There will be entertainment for the kids and adults can sample local gourment food and wine, entry for passangers is free and $15 for a sampling glass. For more about the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival visit their website at www.tastesofthegoulburn.org.au.

Also as part of the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival Seymour Rail Heritage Centre will also be having at open day at their Seymour depot. Visit SRHC for more information.

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.

The train will include the popular "art deco" lounge bar "708" carriage and Club Car Victoria. The carriage is licensed and will offer a full bar service with a selection of ales, wine, sparkling and mixed spirits.

To book your tickets click here.

Trip Fares

Adult $80 - sold out
Concession (1)
$75 - sold out
707 Operations Member $65 - sold out
Child (4 to 16 yrs)
$20 - sold out
Child (under 4 yrs) free - sold out
Family (2)
$180 - sold out
Compartment (3)
$475 - sold out
One Way to Seymour
$45 - sold out
One Way from Seymour $45
Motorcader Donation $10

(1) Concession fares are available to persons entitled to public transport concession fares in Victoria.

(2) A family ticket covers two adults and up to three children 4 to 16 years.

(3) Compartment seats upto 8 people.

Train Times: 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.

Depart 707 Operations Newport Depot 7.30 am
Depart Southern Cross Station 8.25 am
Essendon Station 8.39 am
Cragieburn Station 9.02 am
Arrive Seymour Station 10.15 am

Depart Seymour Statition 3.05 pm
Cragieburn Station 4.10 pm
Essendon Station 4.35 pm
Arrive Southern Cross Station 4.50 pm
Arriver 707 Operations Newport Depot 5.40 pm

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

Ample free parking space available at 707 Operations Newport Workshops Depot (enter from Champion Road via Shea Street)


BOOKING IS OPEN. To book click here.

Or download our booking flyer here.

Revised: 18 October 2017