SteamRanger release winter schedule


Step back in time and enjoy train travel through the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula with SteamRanger.

The company’s trains feature beautifully restored locomotives, railcars and passenger carriages, many of which date back to the turn of the century.

Passengers travel in beautifully restored wooden bodied passenger carriages or art deco steel passenger carriages, all of which feature comfortable seats, and wide windows to enjoy ever-changing scenery, from the lush Mount Lofty Ranges, across farming land, and on through mallee scrub to the sandy beaches of Encounter Bay.

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And there’s no better excuse to jump on board then to celebrate the start of the 2017 winter running season from Mount Barker.

Southern Encounter services to Victor Harbor will operate on the first and third Sunday of the month from June to November inclusive, and are planned to feature steam locomotive 621 ‘Duke of Edinburgh’.

From Mount Barker, the train will travel down the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, calling at Strathalbyn, Goolwa, and Port Elliot before arriving in Victor.

The Bugle Ranger departs Mount Barker at 2pm on select Sundays through winter, climbing over the summit of the line at Philcox Hill, and winding its way down to the former crossing loop and station at Bugle Ranges.

It features the restored 1950’s ‘Redhen’ Railcars.

The first Bugle Ranger for the season will operate on Sunday, May 28 as part of the SteamRanger Family Open Day.

Highlander services will operate to Strathalbyn on select Sundays in July, September and November, and will feature steam locomotive Rx207 ‘Dean Harvey’.

The first winter Highlander trip is scheduled for July 9.

SteamRanger services are worked by historic steam and diesel locomotives hauling 1920s and 1930s vintage passenger carriages, or heritage diesel railcars.

Bookings are now open for Southern Encounter and Highlander services from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor.

Special fares apply for Southern Encounter services operating in June, July, August and September – at just $55 for an adult, and $25 for children.

  • DETAILS: Call 1300 655 991 for details and bookings.


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