The Mornington Railway is an operating railway museum recreating Victorian Railways branch line activities just as they used to be. Vintage carriages hauled by a steam locomotive have been beautifully restored and passengers enjoy a round trip from Moorooduc and Mornington. It takes around 50 minutes.
Locomotive K163 spent most of its 60 years hauling freight and passengers for Victorian Railways before steam trains gave way to electric. Now it is up and running again, thanks to the dedicated volunteers of the Mornington Railway Preservation Society, a non-profit incorporated association. It was formed in 1984 with the objective of securing access to the then-closed Mornington railway line. An unbelievable amount of time, effort and money has gone into its development it took two years of hard work to remove overhanging trees and those which had grown between the tracks.
The train's team is made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life. Some are railway enthusiasts, some like the challenge of rebuilding something. There are roles of working with the public, in marketing and management something for everyone, but there is always room for more people to join in.
Work on the Mornington Railway is still very much in progress. Projects on the table are reopening the track between Baxter and Moorooduc, constructing a locomotive and carriage workshop, further development of Mornington station and restoring many locomotives and carriages.
The train can be chartered for special occasions or just join other passengers for fun on one of the regular runs.
Between Moorooduc and Mornington.
Mornington Railway return tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for children. The train runs on the first three Sundays every month.
Prices quoted are correct on November 23, 2006.
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