The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Heritage Train tour to the beautiful country town of Echuca.
The tour incorporates Echuca’s annual Steam Rally Festival.
Echuca’s Steam Rally is a major community event first held in 1963 and 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 valued at well over $500,000 each, vintage cars, working horses and more! There is much to see and do for all members of the family, young and old.
Another added option is Paddle Steamer Hero. This is a must for the whole family and steam buffs. Built well over 100 years ago in 1874, Hero is arguably the most luxurious paddle steamer operating on the Murray River today. Enjoy 2 hours travelling along the Murray and taking in beautiful scenery, all whilst enjoying a BBQ lunch. (A licensed bar will be available).
Your Heritage Train will be hauled by former Victoria Railways 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 110 year old Yarra Carriage will be on your trip. Enjoy the views from the viewing platform at the end of the train.
The famous Spirit of Progress Parlour Carriage will also be on your train. Enjoy a wine or beer from our licensed bar whilst watching the beautiful countryside.
Another added special is the dining experience. Treat yourself to freshly made morning and afternoon tea in the former Spirit of Progress Dining Carriage. Enjoy a selection of scones, muffins or fruit platters for morning tea and then a ploughman platter for afternoon tea.
For further details on this tour visit www.srhc.org.au or phone 0412 124 659.