Exclusive Member Event – Vintage Steam Train Experience

Join us in jumping aboard the oldest passenger carrying carriages in Victoria!

Hop aboard the Victorian Colonial Express and be transported back in time by riding from Castlemaine to Maldon. The Victorian Goldfields Railway is fortunate to be able to operate these last remaining historic vehicles for special occasions only and we’d like National Trust Members to join us! Due to their heritage nature they’re only used for special and historic occasions. Experience rail travel as it was 130 years ago, in original carriages on an original branchline with intact infrastructure from the 1800’s.



Depart Castlemaine V/Line Station Platform 3 at 11.30am

Arrive Maldon 12.30pm

Depart Maldon 3.30pm

Arrive Castlemaine 4.30pm


How to get there

By Road

A 1hr 30min trip on the Calder Freeway from Melbourne. Take the Castlemaine turnoff at Elphinstone. Trains leave from Platform 3 Castlemaine Station. Parking is available in Gingell St or Kennedy St.

By Train

For a truly relaxing day use your Myki card and travel to Castlemaine by V/line. There is a special train timed to connect with fast V/Line Velocity trains to/from Bendigo and Melbourne. Sample Victoria’s oldest and newest trains. What better way to appreciate the differences in train travel in the past 120 years!

 Connecting train from Melbourne (Southern Cross) leaves at 9.39am and gets back to Southern Cross at 6.21pm.


* Additional costs if guest/s wish to have lunch at the Maldon Hotel.

Admission Prices

National Trust Members

Adult $45

Concession $40

Child $20

Family (2 adults & 2 children) $115

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