A steam train will pull out of Echuca railway station on September 20 as part of 150th rail celebrations in the region.TRENT HORNEMAN September 5, 2014 3:28am
A grand old steam train will pull out of Echuca railway station on September 20 to celebrate a century and a half of rail in the region.
In 1864, the railway line was extended from Bendigo to Echuca, connecting the town and the riverboat trade directly to Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne.
Steamrail Victoria’s K153 and R761 class locomotives will travel from Echuca to Strathallan on September 20.
Margaret Hart, who chairs a committee in charge of the celebration, said tickets would go on sale for the celebration train on Monday.
Tickets, $20 for adults and $10 for children under 16, will be sold on Monday from 11am to 1pm, and on September 13 in Hare St.
The train re-enacting the arrival of the first train 150 years ago will be met by the fanfare of special dignitaries, Echuca Federal Band, local steam traction engines and vintage cars.
Echuca Historical Society will host a train/rail photographic exhibition, release a commemorative booklet and unveil a plaque.
Esma Turner will also have her book Bendigo to Murray River Railway available for sale.
Children will be entertained by the Campaspe Regional Library with story time inside the station.
‘‘We are very excited to be celebrating this anniversary and are so glad Steam Rail Victoria will be there to help us make the event great with the arrival of the steam train,’’ Mrs Hart said.
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