ENQUIRIES: Phone enquiries may be made to Michael Menzies on 0419 546 251, between 7.00pm and 9.30pm weeknights or by email to email@example.com
The primary activity of the group is the restoration and maintenance of the historic Birregurra Railway Station. Since 1995, society members, supported by funding grants and employment training schemes, have made major repairs to the station building and continue to restore and maintain it and the station grounds. Open days and displays are held at the station.
Society members undertake research and record local rail history. Occasional bus trips are organised to view the remains of local rail lines.New members are welcome to join and wider community support is sought.
A similar goods shed which was once at Winchelsea is now at Muckleford station on the Victorian Goldfields Railway
History and train enthusiasts may be interested in an upcoming 2018 Christmas in July heritage train ride and dinner.
The historic Birregurra Railway Station was constructed of Portarlington brick in 1877, with brick extensions added around 1890. It has a veranda along the passenger platform supported by cast iron posts, french doors and open fire places. Restoration works have been carried out over the past two decades and are ongoing.
Travel there and back by 1930 vintage Diesel Electric Rail Motor (DERM) from Melbourne and enjoy over three hours at Birregurra Station. Relax in front of warming open fires while you enjoy a two course hot dinner with drinks.
The DERM will depart from Southern Cross station picking up at stops along the way. Enjoy cruising through the pleasant countryside surrounded by the polished interior woodwork and the sound of a quaint 85 year old rail motor humming its way back in time to Birregurra.
Two scheduled V/Line passenger trains will pause at the platform during the day with their passengers able to gaze in envy while you enjoy your meal.
You will have a relaxing evening ride home without having to be concerned about driving.
You must advise if you wish to be picked up or set down at Newport, Lara or maybe Waurn Ponds, otherwise the DERM will only stop at Southern Cross and Geelong stations.
$149 for adults...$139 concession...under 16 $130. For further information phone Michael Menzies on 0419 546 251, preferably between 7.00pm and 9.30pm weeknights or firstname.lastname@example.org