Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

Victorian Goldfields Railway
coronavirus COVID-19 update: 19th May 2020

When will we start running trains again?

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of the community as well as our volunteers.

We will be abiding by the information and directions of the Victorian Government in reopening our services.
Currently, we are unable to provide any guidance as to when we can safely start running trains.

Additionally, even when restrictions are lifted, we will carry out our own risk assessment to ensure we can provide the safest experience possible.
We are not accepting any pre-bookings until the entire heritage railway sector receives Government guidance and we will most likely recommence with a revised timetable.

Please watch this website & our social media for updates.

How has the railway been utilising this shutdown?

We are using this shutdown to carry out major track rehabilitation - check out the works at: Civil Blog, focus on the construction of the new Castlemaine operational facility and moving swiftly ahead on the rebuilding of our faithful servant, steam locomotive K160 in conjunction with our partners Steamrail at Newport Workshops, Melbourne - check out the works at: Mechanical Blog

While we are managing to achieve great things during this trying time, all this work still comes at a cost. Currently we have no source of income and as such we are heavily relying on donations (tax deductible on amounts of $2.00) so please consider donating to our great railway to allow us to keep achieving great things - Donate Now

Thank you to those who have and continue to support us - it's allowing us to turn this otherwise devastating pandemic into a productive break of trains.

We look forward to seeing you on our trains as soon as it's possible.

Maldon - Castlemaine

Excursion ONLY Travel

Service Hauled by a STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

10.30 am
3.30 pm
11.15 am
4.30 pm
12.00 pm
# 5.00 pm
1.00 pm
5.45 pm

Please note: # The 5.00 departure does not return to Castlemaine
Tickets can be purchased online or from either Maldon or Castlemaine Stations on the day - Standard Excursion Fares apply.


Please note: this is a special timetable with two return or four one-way Excursion class trains each scheduled running day. The times are different to the normal timetable.

Please select the date and type of ticket you wish to purchase:-

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