A visiting heritage train will make Kyogle’s giant pumpkin festival extra special this January.
A 620 Class two-car diesel will be taking passengers from Casino to Kyogle as well as offering rides to Glenapp in Queensland.
The 1961 train is run by the Rail Motor Society volunteer group.
Ninety passengers fit on the train and tickets are expected to sell out quickly once they are on sale in two days’ time.
Operations manager Bruce Agland and the group are running 100 trains in Coffs Harbour in early January and when the pumpkin festival committee invited them to Kyogle, they jumped at the chance.
“It’s a bit of nostalgia for old style travel,” Bruce said about the popularity of heritage trains.
Tickets are available here
The Summerland Giant Pumpkin and Watermelon Festival is on January 15 and includes not only a prize for the biggest pumpkin and roundest watermelon but also for the longest zucchini and cucumber.
Come along and enjoy the crazy, big vegetables and take a train ride too.
$40 adult, $20 child
Back to Namoona
$20 adult, $10 child
From Casino for the day and return
$30 adult, $15 child
Any infant that doesn’t require a seat and can sit on the lap of an adult travels for free
Here’s the train timetable :
Saturday, January 15
|Casino to Kyogle||departs 8.35am (after the XPT)|
|Kyogle to Glenapp and return||departs 9:10 am|
|Kyogle to Namoona and return||departs 11:21 am|
|Kyogle to Glenapp and return||departs 12:23 pm|
|Kyogle to Namoona and return||departs 2:34 pm|
|Kyogle to Glenapp and return||departs 3:36 pm|
|Kyogle to Casino||depart 5:47 pm arrive 6:13 pm|
Sunday, January 16
|Casino to Kyogle||departs 8:35 am (after the XPT)|
|Kyogle to Glenapp and return||departs 9:09 am|
|Kyogle to Namoona and return||departs 11:20 am|
|Kyogle to Glenapp and return||departs 12:21 pm|
Kyogle to Casino
|departs 3:47 pm arrive 3:02 pm|
The train is fully licenced and alcohol service will be available . This means no BYO for passengers.
Passengers can use their NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers for tickets.