150 Years of Rail to Echuca Celebration

Dates: 20 Sep 2014

Address: Echuca Railway Station, Sturt Street, Echuca, Victoria 3564

Mobile: 0419 506 254  

Email: margaret.hart@waterscience.com.au
Web: steamrail.com.au/tours.php

This year Echuca celebrates 150 Years of Rail. In 1864 the railway line was extended from Bendigo to Echuca, connecting the town and the riverboat trade directly to Victoria's capital city, Melbourne.

Steamrail Victoria will run short shuttle trips throughout the day, but get in quick if you wish to be on the celebratory train that will arrive at the station at approximately 10:30am. The train re-enacting the arrival of the first train 150 years ago will be met by the fanfare of special dignitaries, Echuca Federal Band, local steam traction engines and vintage cars.

Echuca Historical Society will host a train/rail photographic exhibition, release a commemorative booklet and unveil a plaque. Esma Turner will also have her book "Bendigo to Murray River Railway" available for sale.

Content: Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Cost

This is a free event.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Access with assistance for the disabled

Opening hours

Celebrations for this momentous occasion will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014 at the Echuca Railway Station from 10am to 11.30am the highlight will be the arrival of Steamrail Victoria's K153 & R761 Class Locomotives.

Saturday, 20
10:00am
Event runs from 10am to 11:30am

Additional business information

For more information on the '150 Years of Rail to Echuca' celebrations please contact Margaret Hart on 0419 506 254 or margaret.hart@waterscience.com.au.

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