Charter Services

Let us help you celebrate your next event...

Business or pleasure, we can tailor a charter for you.

Looking for something just a little bit different for your next function??

Why not charter a carriage or a whole train, and relive the romance of country passenger train travel, as we whisk your group away to your destination.

We offer a range of charter services, utilising our fleet of heritage diesel railcars, diesel and steam locomotives, and our fleet of heritage passenger vehicles.

We can work with you to arrange a special event that your guests will talk about for years to come…

Charter services are available between Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor**.

A Whole Train or an Individual Carrage

Is your group not big enough to charter a whole train? Why not charter a vehicle and have it attached to one of our regular Southern Encounter, Highlander or Cockle Train Services?

Any of our fleet of heritage passenger vehicles can be added to our scheduled services, from a traditional 50 series centenary car, right through the lavish 1st class magnificence that is Ex. Overland sleeping car Finniss.

What can we offer you?

The below examples illustrate just a few options that we can offer your group. If these examples don’t meet your requirements, please discuss your plans with us, so that we can tailor a charter to suit your requirements.

Goolwa to Victor Harbor and Return by Heritage 400 class Redhen Railcar

Travel by 1950’s heritage railcar from Goolwa Railway Station, through to Victor Harbor and return. Stops can be made en-route! at Middleton, Port Elliot, or an extended stay in Victor Harbor to allow for a meal  at any of the South Coast pubs, or just to explore the region.

One Way Travel Time: Approximately 30 mins.

(Costing’s based on single 400 class railcar seating 80 persons)

Mount Barker to Strathalbyn behind steam locomotive Rx207

Travel behind 1913 built steam locomotive Rx207, up over the summit of our line at Philcox Hill, and down the winding grades through the former stations of Bugle Ranges and Gemmells, to the sleepy hamlet of Strathalbyn – take a leisurely stroll through the Antique stores, have a meal at one of the towns several pubs or enjoy the historic architecture, before settling back on board your train, as the Rx tackles the long grade back to Mt. Barker.

Please Note: Due to summer fire restrictions, we are unable to offer steam-hauled services over the Mount Barker to Goolwa section between December and May.

One Way Travel Time: Approximately 45-55 mins.

(Costing’s based on Steam Locomotive Rx207 + 2 x 60 series centenary cars seating 128 persons)

Goolwa to Victor Harbor and Return utilising Steam Locomotive Rx207

Travel behind heritage steam locomotive Rx207 and a pair of heritage passenger cars from Goolwa Railway Station, through to Victor Harbor and return. Stops can be made en-route! at Middleton, Port Elliot, or an extended stay in Victor Harbor to allow for a meal  at any of the South Coast pubs, or just to explore the region.

One Way Travel Time: Approximately 30 mins.

(Costing’s based on Rx207 + two 70 series ‘Centre Loading’ cars and 80 class baggage seating 208 persons)

Mount Barker to Strathalbyn utilising one of our 400 Class Redhen Railcars

Travel in a heritage 1950’s suburban railcar, up over the summit of our line at Philcox Hill, and down the winding grades through the former stations of Bugle Ranges and Gemmells, to the sleepy hamlet of Strathalbyn – take a leisurely stroll through the Antique stores, have a meal at one of the towns several pubs or enjoy the historic architecture, before settling back on board your train, as the railcar makes light work of the grades on the way back to Mt. Barker.

One Way Travel Time: Approximately 45-55 mins.

(Costing’s based on single 400 class railcar seating 80 persons)