AFTER a two year break, the volunteer team at Walhalla Goldfields Railway has announced they will be running the popular winter night trains every Saturday in August.
The railway was unable to operate the night trains for the past two years due to COVID lockdowns.
“We’ve been running night trains for many years and have always received great feedback from our passengers,” Walhalla Goldfields Railway president and driver Phillip Milbourne said..
“It’s a pretty exhilarating feeling, riding the train in the dark with the carriages and bush lit up.
“It takes a lot of work to run the trains at night and we have a really passionate team of volunteers who are making this happen, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”.
Trains will commence the journey at Walhalla Station at 6pm and 8pm every Saturday night throughout August..
The hour-long trip will take passengers through the stunning Stringers Gorge, where you may be able to spot some of the local wildlife, and over the iconic trestle bridges, to stop briefly at Thomson Station for a hot chocolate around the fire before returning to Walhalla.
Passengers are reminded to dress warmly and bring your beanies as the carriages are open on the sides.
Rugs and hot water bottles will be available for use on the night.
The Goods Shed Café will be open each evening while the trains are operating for passengers’ convenience, where you can purchase hot food and drinks.
Bookings are essential, and can be made online at www.walhallarail.com.au/events-page or enquiries to 0491 741 822.
If you would like to volunteer with the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, there are many ways you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org