Victorian Goldfields Railway

Race the Train

The Goldfields Steam Train Challenge

As part of this years Goldfields Steam Train Challenge on Sunday 13th November 2016, there are options to travel on the train to transport your bike to and from the event or have front row seats of the race spectating from the comfort of a historical railway carriage.

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There are three train services you may wish to consider:

10:30am Maldon to Castlemaine (ideal for getting you and your bike from Maldon to the start line in Castlemaine). 11:45am Castlemaine to Maldon (this is the 'Race' train. Buy a ticket for this service if you want to watch the action unfold from the comfort of the carriages). 2:30pm Maldon to Castlemaine (perfect for getting you back to Castlemaine at the end of the event).

Adult (one-way) $20
U18 (one-way) $10
Bikes Free

Please note, this is a special event-day ticket price that includes bike transport. The train has the capacity to accommodate 250 passengers and 100 bikes so get in early to secure your spot.

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