Victorian Goldfields Railway runs regular steam trains between Castlemaine and Maldon every Wednesday and Sunday.
Opened in 1884 this is the last remaining fully operational branch line as used to open up rural Victoria in the late 19th century.
Great family fun. Take the kids for a memorable ride. Watch the world go by from your family compartment. Listen to the whistle blow as you lean out the window and maybe spot a kangaroo or two. Special family tickets are available on all our trains.
For a touch of class, step back in time to an era of elegance and decadence to the Golden Age of rail when the journey was as important as the destination. Ride in Edwardian splendour or art deco style in our two first class carriages which offer a unique rail experience. Sit back, enjoy a drink from our fully equipped bar. Ride on the observation platform on the parlour car.
You can even ride with the driver. Get up close and personal and experience the thrill of travelling on the footplate with the driver and see why steam trains captivate the imagination of everyone, no matter their age - the sights, smells and sounds of a locomotive hard at work. (This must be prebooked)
Trains run every Wednesday and Sunday and some holiday Saturdays. For all details of fares and timetables and FAQ please go to our website vgr.com.au or click here.
Maldon Railway station is in Hornsby Street, Maldon just out of town on the main road to Bendigo. Castlemaine Railway station is in Kennedy Street, Castlemaine and we share it with V/Line. Our trains run from platform 3. Ample parking at both stations.
We look forward to seeing you on the must do experience for all visitors to our region.
Wednesday, Sunday and some holiday Saturdays