This post includes some accommodation and logistics options for the event.
The trip includes train fare from Maldon – Castlemaine – Muckelford -Castlemaine – Maldon with either an oil burning “J” class or coal burning “K” class Victorian broad gauge .
1st class carriage exclusive to our group.
South African Braai at Muckelford with Boerewors and other South African food
Slide Show including your best African Slides at the Hotel Maldon after the train ride.
Meet with and chew over old times when we ventured over the Indian Ocean to see what was an amazing steam operation.
Connecting train from Melbourne to Castlemaine leaves at 10:22 am.
Maldon is a tourist area, so there are plenty of places to stay.
http://airbnb.com.au has places from around $200 for 2 nights.
The Castlemaine Caravan Park https://www.castlemaine-accommodation.com.au/ has a number of cabins of various sizes.
http://booking.com has a number of B & B and other options.
There may be some rooms left at the Maldon hotel if you want a cheap place to stay.
If you would like to bring friends or spread the word, we have the option of a second carriage.
This is going to be a great day out for all of us, renewing old friendships and conversing with others who shared your experience living in or travelling to Southern Africa back in steam days.
Please let me know ASAP if you are coming, so I can reserve a seat for you.
John Gaydon 0411 139 312