Take train to Bac­chus Marsh

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Sey­mour Rail­way Her­itage Cen­tre is host­ing a spe­cial diesel-haul her­itage train tour to Bac­chus Marsh for the town’s an­nual Straw­berry and Cherry Fes­ti­val on Novem­ber 17.

The week­end cel­e­brates the be­gin­ning of the straw­berry and cherry sea­son in Bac­chus Marsh.

This is a chance for vis­i­tors to en­joy fruit pick­ing, the chance to buy lo­cally grown pro­duce, straw­berry and cherry themed menus, horse and car­riage rides, a cherry pip spit­ting com­pe­ti­tion, and her­itage arts and crafts.

The fes­ti­val also has more than 200 mar­ket stalls in the main street of the cen­tral shop­ping area, which is closed to road traf­fic.

There will be plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily.

The Straw­ber­ries and Cher­ries Trail en­cour­ages vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence all there is to love about Bac­chus Marsh.

It’s a short walk to the fes­ti­val, or you can ride the free shut­tle bus from Bac­chus Marsh rail­way sta­tion.

At a small ad­di­tional cost, a spe­cial din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence will be on of­fer in the orig­i­nal 1937 Spirit of Progress Din­ing Car­riage.

En­joy a pan­cake break­fast with straw­ber­ries, cream, mixed berries, ba­nanas and maple syrup.

Also avail­able (for an ad­di­tional fee) on the re­turn trip is an af­ter­noon tea with a se­lec­tion of scones, mini cakes, fruit and sand­wiches.

The her­itage train will be hauled by Blue and Gold Her­itage Lo­co­mo­tives — the 65-year-old B74 and 52-yearold X31 — with more than 100-year-old wooden com­part­ment car­riages and 80-yearold steel com­part­ment car­riages.

The train will also in­clude the beau­ti­ful Yarra car­riage which was built in 1906, as well as the orig­i­nal 1937 Spirit of Progress seat­ing, din­ing and round ended par­lour car­riages.

Don’t miss this fun fam­ily day.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.srhc.org.au or phone 0477 707 411.

Style: The 65-year-old B74 lo­co­mo­tive will haul the her­itage train tour to Bac­chus Marsh.

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