This week saw the launch Good Friday Appeal for the 90th year. . The volunteers are thrilled to once again be joining the fund raising efforts of many Victorian’s and others around the country, for the wonderful @rchmelbourne and the @goodfridayappeal The finishing touches are being put together for the activities in the lead up and on the day. With proceeded going to be part of the money raised this year.
After the announcement today by the Victorian State Government, the 5 day Circuit Breaker lockdown is to end at 11:59pm. We are able to return to operating our heritage train rides from this Sunday. Following the covid safe plan some rules will remain in place for your visit. Reminder of important information;
- Masks must be worn whilst aboard the train, and on the platform if you are unable to maintain 1.5m social distance. - Online bookings only, for contact tracing. Link below. All bookings depart from Moorooduc Station only. - Compartment maximums remain at 6 passengers. - Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
This is fantastic news for everyone. Our volunteers are very much looking forward to having you all return. For those already having their booking secured for our next running day, 21st February will are “All Clear” to depart Moorooduc station at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, for the 1 hour return journey.
The team continues to face and overcome the challenges of completing volunteer maintenance tasks on K163 during Covid Normal, We have upload 3 updates to the Keep K163 Going Project, you can read about our progress here:
- Any donation over $250 will be invited to receive progress updates on the K163 project, complimentary membership for 12 months and a complimentary family pass for a regular excursion train! - Any donation over $500 you will be invited to be Amongst the first to have a short drive of K163 on a trundle day! - Any donation over $2000 and you will be invited to be Amongst the first to drive a refurbished K163 with a premium driver experience!
Please Note: Must meet the minimum requirements for trundle and driver experience products, to be eligible for these products.
As the MRPS is a registered charity, all donations are tax deductible! ...
What a 12 months we have all experienced. With all that has gone on our beloved K163 still finds itself with our Friends at Steamrail Victoria whilst our volunteers keep chugging away on the overhaul. Recent lockdowns have slowed the project and the eventual return to the rail of the Mornington Peninsula. Thanks to Matt Oaten VR for the photos of the move.
Loved seeing it running on the only event in Victoria and think for all rail interstate crossings with the open day at Newport loved your members driving it at Newport and the triple header too it was apart of
I have fond memories of climbing all over this as a kid at Jubilee Park in Frankston 🤗😁
In response to todays announcement from the Victorian State Government, Mornington Railway have had to cancel our upcoming operations of the heritage train rides for Sunday 14th February. Railway management will continue to monitor for any future announcements from the State Government and update you with any changes. One of our volunteers will be in touch with those who have pre-purchased tickets, explaining the options available. Stay safe everyone we look forward to welcoming you back to the railway soon! ...