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Echuca "Steam Rally Festival" Heritage Train Tour

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April 23, 2018

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Heritage Train tour to Echuca for the annual “Echuca Steam Rally” with FREE breakfast delivered to your compartment.  Pickup stations of Seymour, Nagambie and Murchison East.

Echuca’s Steam Rally is a major community event. First held in 1963 it is one of the region's longest running events, attracting visitors from all over the country. This event showcases more than 700 exhibits of working yesteryear, with steam engines, vintage cars, working horses and more! There is much to see and do for the whole family.  A free shuttle bus will be available to take you to the Steam Rally.

 

In Echuca we have a couple of great optional tours.  Paddle Steamer Hero is a must for the whole family and steam buffs. Built over 140 years ago in 1874, Hero is arguably the most luxurious paddle steamer operating on the Murray River today. Enjoy 1.5 hours cruising along the Murray and taking in the scenery whilst enjoying a ‘Winter Warmer’ lunch, (a licensed bar will be available). Be transferred from the station to wharf in a 100-year-old vintage double decker bus.

 

Paddle Steamer Pevensey was built in 1911 and is known as the Clydesdale of the river, PS Pevensey holds the record for the largest load of wool brought down the Murrumbidgee River.  Enjoy lunch at Port 53 prior to your 1-hour cruise at 1.30pm

Your Heritage Train will be hauled by former Victorian Railways blue and gold locomotives, and passengers will have the choice of travelling in comfortable 100-year-old wooden bodied carriages or former Spirit of Progress steel compartment carriages.

The beautifully restored 111-year-old Yarra Carriage will be on your trip to Echuca.  Enjoy the beautiful countryside from the viewing platform. 

The famous original 1937 Spirit of Progress round ended Parlour carriage and Dining Carriage will also be apart of your train.  Fantastic dining options are available by local caterers Taste on Track. A licensed bar and kiosk are also available.

A truly historical family day out, with something for all ages.


For further details please visit www.srhc.org.au or phone 0412 124 659.

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