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Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway (Box Hill)




The Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society, is a group of Miniature Steam Railway enthusiasts, whose founding members joined forces to build and maintain a dual gauge ( 5 and 7 1/4 inch) Miniature Railway. The one and a quarter kilometer of track, winds its way through a picturesque, landscaped area of Elgar Park, on the corner of Belmore and Elgar Roads, Box Hill. Public parking is available off Belmore Road.

Note: Train passengers are required to wear fully enclosed footwear.

Opening Hours:


Trains run continuously from 11am until 4pm on third Sunday of the month.

Public Run Timetable

Cost:


$3 per ride

Review:


Train running days are very busy and it can be a bit frustrating looking for a parking place near the track. Even though there were a lot of people, there were also a lot of trains and so you get onto a train fairly quickly. One nice feature is that there are two station platforms and you can choose between the V/Line diesel train on one platform or another train such as a steam train which runs from the other platform.

The ride takes 7-8 minutes and loops around a slightly wooded area. There is a bridge to create interest and you get to pass a few other trains along the way going in the opposite direction.

The volunteers are very friendly and cheery and you get the real complete experience with a ticket conductor who clips your ticket and a station master who waves his flag. There is a kiosk, toilets and a small playground next to the track.

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Address | Contact


Cnr Belmore Rd and Elgar Rd,  Box Hill 3128, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9898 2671
Map: 47 Ref: B4

Web Links


Link www.bhmsrs.org.au

Link Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society on Facebook



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