Take train to Bacchus Marsh
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.