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A² 986 Launch - Saturday 13th May 2017
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Steamrail Victoria invites you to celebrate the completion of the 30 year restoration and the return to service of the former Victorian Railways steam engine A² 986.

Steam engine A² 986 will depart Southern Cross Station at 7.57 am NOTE - NEW DEPARTURE TIME on Saturday 13 May 2017. See below for timetable.

At Warragul the steam engine will be welcomed by a parade of historic vehicles, town fair and formally named 'Spirit of Warragul' in recognition of the foresight of the residents in saving the steam engine in 1970.

  • Join with the residents of Warragul to celebrate this momentous occasion with a parade and display of vintage traction engines and cars, farmer’s market and fair.  
  • Lunch at a local hotel or restaurant.
  • Take a trip to Noojee to inspect the restored J550 exchanged by Steamrail for A² 986.
  • Alternatively travel on to Traralgon.

-TIMETABLE-
SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE TIME SHOWN ON YOUR TICKET
 

7.57am 
NOTE Earlier Departure Time

 SOUTHERN CROSS

6.37pm

8.03am FLINDERS STREET 6.29pm

10.10am / 11.10am

WARRAGUL - ARRIVE / DEPART

4.12pm / 4.40pm

12.25pm

TRARALGON

3.08pm

NOTE: If you wish to ride the train from Melbourne to Warragul and Warragul to Traralgon you must purchase a ticket in each section when making your booking. After you have selected a RAIL FARE in the Melbourne to Warragul section, press "BUY MORE TICKETS" to return to the ticket options and then select another RAIL FARE under the Warragul to Traralgon section. 

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