On Saturday 20th April 2013 , 707 Operations Inc. is operating its train to Donald, for local 150th Anniversary celbrations.
Due to Regional Rail Link Occupation , the train will run from Newport [707 Ops Depot] to Southern Cross via Brooklyn , and then repeat the goods line experience to North Geelong, then Ballarat , Creswick, Clunes , Maryborough and Donald.
Local travel from Ballarat , etc is also encouraged.
A Street Party is being Held at the time of the trains arrival in Donald , and then the return leg will be back to Ballarat and Via Baccus Marsh.
Loco T 413 recently repaired after fire damage and failure will haul the train along with T 320 provided by the SRHC.
Full details of the trip and on line, mail and phone bookings are availabe via the 707 Website, http://www.707operations.com.au
Hope to see you aboard, Club car 708 will aso make its debut run on a 707 ops train as will hopefully vinelander Sleeper SJ 284, to an area it served in operation until 1993.
Bookings are open , and support for mainline heritage train operation in victoria is desperately required.