Daylesford Spa Country Railway advise that in response to the current COVID - 19 health emergency we will be suspending all operations as of today 18/3/2020 until further notice
Any customers who have purchased tickets for upcoming Silver Streaks will be receiving full refunds and we will be in contact with charter booking groups similarly with any deposits made.
As with the rest of the community, this will be a testing time for the railway. The loss of income and continuing fixed costs will be challenging.
It is hoped our volunteers may be able to continue required maintenance at some level during this time so the railway does not fall into disrepair.
However their health and wellbeing is our main concern and if required all activities at the railway will be cancelled if this is the advice from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Thank you for your understanding at this time. We will post updates on our social media platforms.
By Order of the Board 18/03/2020
The Silver Streak is a fully catered music train that operates on the first Saturday of each month. The Railway has run this special service for over 15 years and in this time, thousands of guests have enjoyed the delights of the journey through the local forests accompanied by delicious finger food, refreshments of their choice and live music.
Our Heritage Silver Streak is a 1970s railmotor that has been fitted out with a bar at one end and a food plating area at the other.
For years we have run a service which departs from the Daylesford Railway Station at 5.30 pm. We now call this our Early Dinner Train as guests have found that their appetites have been well and truly satisfied by the time they arrive back in Daylesford by 7 pm.
Guests are advised to arrive by 5.15 pm to check in and enjoy a pre-departure drink.
In May 2020, we introduce our Afternoon Tea on the Silver Streak service. This will enable guests to have a view still of the surrounding countryside while enjoying the live music, a drink or two and the delicious finger food on offer.
The Afternoon Tea Train will depart Daylesford Station at 2.30 pm so arrive by 2.15 pm. The train will return to Daylesford by 4 pm.
At $60 per adult, $35 for minors and $10 for pre-school age children, the Silver Streak provides a charming and memorable experience for couples, families and groups alike.