The Duke’s 85th – Anniversary Heritage Train Journey

Festivals and Celebrations

19 Sep 2021 Once Only Event

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the manufacture of ‘The Duke’ – SteamRanger Heritage Railway’s 621 steam locomotive officially known as The Duke of Edinburgh – take a special train journey on Sunday 19 September aboard heritage carriages hauled by The Duke from Mount Barker to Victor Harbor and return.

This trip with a difference begins in Mount Barker aboard our first class carriage of the Southern Encounter. Our refreshment car Bowmans will be attached for your bottomless morning cup of tea or coffee. Waiting for the passenger on their seat is a “goody bag” with printed history booklet about “The Duke”, The DVD “50 Miles of Track” and 621 DVD.

Stopping at Goolwa the passengers will take a short walk to lunch at the Goolwa Hotel for lunch (choice of three main courses) followed by a cake to celebrate 621’s milestone year.
After lunch it’s back to Goolwa Railway Station where passengers will board the iconic Cockle Train hauled by 621 and travel along the South Coast to Victor Harbor.

At Victor Harbor we have a 30 minute stop-over while 621 is being turned and readied for the journey home. Then it’s back on board our first class Southern Encounter carriage and we head for the Hills with bottomless tea or coffee from Bowmans.

Seats are limited to 50 passengers.


Family Friendly Non Smoking Shop / Gift Shop

Event Dates

Once Only Event

19 Sep 2021

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