The Mary Valley Rattler commenced rail operations on October 6th 2018 and are gearing up for a bumper celebration for their first birthday!
Mary Valley Rattler General Manager Micheal Green said “We have had great patronage to date with lots of visitors joining us on board across all of our journeys. The feedback we are receiving is fantastic and allows us to further finesse our offering and meet the needs of our growing customer base. To that, we have added several additional days and services to our operations.”
From September 27th a new Friday service will commence with the steam train running out to Amamoor return from 10am to 1pm. “This new weekly day of service suits those coming to us from a bit further afield. This also adds another day for school groups to join us, we love seeing the smiling faces of students learning on board our heritage rail experience.” Micheal said.
In addition to the regular services and due to demand, several Holiday Express Train dates have been added over school holiday periods. “We don’t want to see visitors toour region or our local community disappointed that they couldn’t get on board duringthe busy period so we have increased capacity to assist in meeting the demand over the upcoming holiday periods.”
“Most exciting to us is a change in our Sunday service which brings back the stop at the heritage Dagun Station. We have been in talks with the Dagun Community Group and are pleased to announce a slowdown Sunday service for those wantingto take an even more leisurely journey though the Valley.”
The “Rattler All Stations Train” will commence on Sunday 6th October, the Rattler’s first birthday. Dagun Community Group President Geoff Harvey said the group are looking forward to welcoming guests to their Station again and offering the much- loved wine and cheese tasting. “We enjoy chatting with the visitors and sharingstories of our region and our community.”
Stay tuned for more information soon around the launch on November 12th of The Rattler Tasting Train showcasing the wonderful produce and producers the Mary Valley region supports.
It’s onwards and upwards for the Mary Valley Rattler as we welcome more volunteers to our team and bring back more refurbished rollingstock into the fleet enabling us to offer more rail journey options for our guests. Go to maryvalleyrattler.com.au for full details and timetables for all rail services and special upcoming events.