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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: Two Bays Rd, Moorooduc, Victoria 3933
Email: email@example.comWeb: morningtonrailway.org.au
The Mornington Railway (MR) is an operating railway museum, which recreates various Victorian Railways branch line activities "just as they used to be" for the education and enjoyment of the general public.The MR's longer-term vision is to offer a variety of services representing different methods of branch line operation in use from 1900 until the end of the branch line era in the 1970's.A feature of the MR is that original Victorian Railways heritage equipment and rollingstock is used to support and operate train services.The Mornington railway line is a heritage item in itself, having been opened in 1889. The main operational focus of the MR is the running of steam-hauled passenger trains, but original Victorian Railways diesel-electric locomotives are used on trains occasionally.Consideration is also being given to adding heritage goods vehicles onto regular passenger trains to recreate the era of the "mixed" train.Our trains run on a regular basis between Moorooduc and Mornington, a round distance of approximately 9kilometres.The remaining unrestored 4.5 kilometres section of the line between the main line junction at Baxter and Moorooduc is being restored as time and funds permit. The MR's main centre of activity is Moorooduc station (Melway 105 K9) conveniently located in the centre of the Mornington Peninsula, a popular holiday destination about 60 kilometres from Melbourne The MR is operated by the Mornington Railway Preservation Society (MRPS), a not-for-profit incorporated association, which is staffed by dedicated volunteers.
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