DERMPAV have posted a tour to Maldon on Sunday October 27. The tour will be visiting Muckleford and Maldon for the Mucklefest festivities. Plenty of time to check everything out or go through to Maldon and have a look around town. The second through passenger train to run from Melb to Maldon since 1976. The DERM also ran the first one back in May. Good to see the main line and a tourist railway working together. Details can be found at http://www.dermpav.net.auWill be the 3rd through train.
I am curious also. What was the second through train with passengers to run from Melb right through to Maldon?I think i just found out. Steamrail has announced a Maldon Steam Spectacular it will be Melb-Maldon and return.
I think i just found out. Steamrail has announced a Maldon Steam Spectacular it will be Melb-Maldon and return.Correct, Just no one knew at the time I posted until SRV launched the trip late last week.
Have a look at the link...
I don't see the problem here other than being on the same weekend.Do many younger folk ride these tours or is it the older market?
Railmotor trips have less people and I find tend to be much more relaxed events than a few hundred railfans on a steam tour.
On the other hand of course 4 steam locos is a great day out as well, but there are more crowds and as such the day tends to be more controlled
I went on the first DERMPAV trip to Maldon and I think it was well worth the cost. Considering that they usually get enough to fill it up, it shows I'm not the only one.
Do many younger folk ride these tours or is it the older market?
This trip highlights the problem with running mainline railmotor tours.You could also argue that a full tank of petrol is cheaper than either tour, and you'd get a lot more photos if you're that way inclined. But that's not the point of this, is it.
The Steamrail tour which will include four steam engines to Maldon is $99 per adult to Maldon return.
Where the railmotor tour the day after is $114 per adult to Maldon and return.
For me it is not feasible to spend that much for a railmotor trip, when I could pay less for a run behind steam...
I don't know about that, have you seen the price of fuel lately??It was $1.43 per litre on the weekend in Melbourne, and it's currently $1.51 up here. I never let the tank get empty, so on average the most I pay is around $65 to fill the tank up depending on the level it's at when I get to the bowser.