Victorian Goldfields Railway

Victorian Goldfields Railway

Address: Kennedy St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450

Phone: 03 5470 6658  |  Fax: 03 5470 6272  

Email: marketing@vgr.com.au
Web: vgr.com.au

The unmistakable nostalgic sound of a steam locomotive's whistle can be heard in the distance on any Wednesday or Sunday as you stroll along the main streets of Castlemaine or Maldon.

The sounds of the train whistle is part of the historic atmosphere that lingers as part of the living heritage in these old goldfields towns.

The steam trains that operate from the historic Maldon and Castlemaine Stations have a certain magic that captures the imagination of young and old.

The dedicated members of Victorian Goldfields Railway have ensured that the magic of the steam era lives on in central Victoria: reviving all the sights, sounds and activities of a by - gone era.

The strength of the experience with Victorian Goldfields Railway is based on its authenticity. The project is a living, working piece of history, which still rekindles memories of the steam days for many older folk and which fascinates those who cannot recall the days when steam ruled the rails across Victoria.

As well as the regular steam train journeys, Victorian Goldfields Railway has introduced numerous other activities which add to the experience.

Individuals can take a ride on the locomotive, with the driver and fireman, for a modest extra charge on the normal fare. The footplate experience is greatly enjoyed by those who choose to try it.

Another exceptional steamy thing to do is to arrange a Driver Experience Day. This includes a full day of instruction, culminating in the participant actually driving the locomotive - under the watchful eye of the instructor of course.

For more information about the great steam train experience linking Castlemaine & Maldon phone 54706658 or visit the website.

Content: Victorian Goldfields Railway

Local directions

From Melbourne follow Calder Highway and take turn to Castlemaine after Taradale. Follow to Castlemaine.

Facilities

  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Shaded area

Activities

  • Train ride

Opening hours

Operates through the year on Wednesdays & Sundays , with some variations for school holidays and over the summer period. Please check website or phone for details.

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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