Victorian Goldfields Railway
Welcome to the Victorian Goldfields Railway; the authentic steam heritage train linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in Central Victoria.
Enjoy a family day out or treat yourself and travel in our elegant first class carriages as you travel through the central Victorian Goldfields.
Leave behind the modern world and become immersed in the charming atmosphere of yesteryear - a truly unforgettable experience.
Be whirled away into the past - see a distant puff of smoke, hear the powerful whistle ringing across the Goldfields and smell the coal wafting through the air as you witness the magnificent steam locomotive in action.
Running through the Goldfields of Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway brings to you the experience of Steam Train Travel. Linking the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon, a region that saw some of the richest gold mining in Australia.
For additional style, sophistication and ambience, VGR's First Class Service is without peer in today's world of bland travel options. You will travel in great comfort and enjoy the option of a full licensed beverage and light meal service provided to your seat by uniformed stewards. If you thought stylish travel was a distant memory and tourist railways are only for children, then prepare to surprise yourself with our First Class experience.....
Your genuine old style ticket will be clipped by your friendly conductor as you travel in our authentic steam era carriages, with polished interior woodwork and pressed metal ceilings.
Kennedy St, Castlemaine VIC 3450
Hornsby St, Maldon VIC 3463
On days declared by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) to be a Total Fire Ban (TFB) with a rating of extreme or code red no scheduled VGR trains will run. VGR trains may run on a TFB if the CFA rating is severe or less-further information will be posted on the VGR website and Facebook page on these days.
The VGR may decide to cancel services on any day if we regard weather conditions to be unsuitable to run trains - any cancellations will be posted on our website and facebook page.
At any time during the summer and autumn period we may substitute diesel locomotives for steam if we regard weather conditions to be unsuitable for the operation of steam engines. Due to the unfavourable weather conditions of central Victoria during summer we have announced that all advertised trains will run with diesel locomotives from 1 Dec 2016 to at least 28 Feb 2017.
Information regarding days of Total Fire Ban and danger ratings can be found at the CFA website.
Events at Victorian Goldfields Railway