Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway


Travel in luxury and style to the....

British Royal Portraits Exhibition 2019
at the Bendigo Art Gallery

The Royal Train  The Royal Train

Step aboard and travel back in time on the Royal Train.

For the first time the Royal Train experience is available to everyone

The Victorian Goldfields Railway in conjunction with Bendigo Tourism and the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre is bringing the Royal Train back on track during the Tudors to Windsors exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Relive Queen Elizabeth II's journey all the way back to her epic 1954 Royal Tour. Back then the newly crowned Queen travelled around Victoria on board the Royal Train and now you have a chance to experience the luxury carriages.

The Royal Train will consist of 5 luxury carriages from the last century, two carriages built and used exclusively for Royal and Vice-Regal trains.

The experience will take you between Castlemaine and Bendigo in regal style. As part of the journey, passengers will move through the dining carriage and the sleeping quarters.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-life time royal opportunity.

Services departing Castlemaine**:

  • Saturday April 6
  • Saturday April 20
  • Saturday May 25
  • Saturday June 15
  • Saturday June 22
  • Saturday July 6
  • Saturday July 13

Tickets & Online Booking

Please visit the Bendigo Tourism Website for all ticket enquires and bookings
Bendigo Tourism

The Royal Train


There are 2 Travel options aboard The Royal Train

Royal option - for the true Royal Experience
"High Tea with a selection of sweet and savoury treats and tea or coffee is included and will be served in the Avoca Dining carriage on one leg of your journey" $110 return - one way in dining car with high tea, one way in parlour car
$90 one way - which includes travel in the Dining Car with High Tea

Champagne Class option
"Plus a glass of local Balgownie Estate sparkling cuvee and an Indulgent Fine Belgian Chocolate on one leg of your journey"
$75 return
$55 one way

Please visit the Bendigo Tourism Website for all ticket enquires and bookings
Bendigo Tourism

The Royal Train

The Royal Train will be made up of the following unique and meticulously restored heritage rolling stock managed by the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre:
  • Locomotives B74 and S303 – heritage blue and gold streamlined diesels built in the 1950’s
  • State car 4 – with end viewing balcony built in 1912
  • State Car 5 – built in 1952 for the King George V tour (eventually used on the QEII tour in 1954)
  • Dining Car Avoca – built in 1928
  • Parlour Car Yarra – with end viewing balcony
  • Sitting car from the iconic Spirit of Progress


City of Greater Bendigo - Tourism and Major Events Unit (Bendigo Tourism, BT), Victorian Goldfields Railway (VGR) and Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC) are delighted to acknowledge the wonderful support from Victrack and VLine that have enabled the restoration and operation of the magnificent historic Royal Train State Cars in support of the renowned Bendigo Gallery Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition.

**Supported by V/Line
For a great day out……….

Travel from Melbourne to Castlemaine and return by fast V/Line country services.
Use your Myki.
Connections at Castlemaine to the Royal Train.