In order to assist this project, join us on Sunday 30th November, as we depart Mt Barker behind former South Australian Railways 930 class diesel locomotive 958, heading south for Victor Harbor.
Our train will work over the lower Mount Lofty Ranges to Strathalbyn, where ample time has been allowed for a photo or two. Before long, our train will be on the move once more, rolling down through the fertile farm lands and Mallee scrub to the river port of Goolwa.
Here, we will cross the regular Sunday Cockle Train, and continue on to Middleton. At Middleton, our passengers will have the option of leaving the train for a sumptuous three-course meal (included in your ticket price) at the Middleton Tavern, while our rail-only passengers can continue onto Victor Harbor.
Two hours later, it’s off again, heading northward for Mount Barker. A brief stop at Middleton to collect our guests who chose the lunch option, and to cross the Victor Harbor bound Cockle Train, before a quick run across the plains to Goolwa. Another brief stop for a photo and to obtain a train authority will be held, before we recommence our journey home. At Finniss we will hold a run-by photo stop, before listening to 958 doing what it was built to do – work hard, as it hauls our train back up the ranges to Mt Barker.
Limited Buffet service will be available onboard, selling cold drinks and a small range of snack foods.
Details of the menu for lunch and details for booking tickets can be found at: http://www.steamranger.org.au