Train Journeys – Mornington Railway

At the station.

At the station.

 

Hi folks. Train Journeys returns today for a quick look at a steam train that operates in Victoria, not too far from Melbourne town. The Mornington Railway runs a service on broad gauge three Sundays a month from Moorooduc to Mornington and back, three trains on the Sunday in each direction.

Our engine with a Halloween motif.

Our engine with a Halloween motif.

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Inside the restored carriage.

Inside the restored carriage.

It’s not a long or particularly scenic journey, however it is a working steam railway and that means lots of fun. From and to Mornington there is a courtesy bus which is free to the Mornington Railway station so if you are down on the Mornington Peninsula, a very pretty and popular part of the state an hour and a half from Melbourne, then it’s something fun to do on a Sunday. At Moorooduc there’s a bit of a museum too.

The beach at Mornington.

The beach at Mornington.

Mornington.

Mornington.

The journey is around seventeen minutes each way. I took the train on their ‘Halloween Special’ – a couple of weeks early – and the conductors and volunteers (all staffed and run by volunteers) dressed up in Halloween garb which was a bit of fun. The carriages all have booths which have been well restored and even the engine itself was done up pretty special for the occasion.


It’s $18 return, $11 one way. Puffing Billy is $50 plus return for an adult, and although it’s a more fulfilling experience (Puffing Billy is), taking the train on Mornington Railway is also very worthwhile.

Spooks on the train.

Spooks on the train.

You can find out more on their website – Mornington Railway. May the Journey Never End!

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