A couple of months ago, I discovered that Steamrail Victoria were having an open day at their Newport site. A biannual event (in March of this year), we decided to brave the crowds and go along.
I love train travel, so it was pretty cool to see some of their steam trains up close and personal.
Many of them were open for inspection, and some of the carriages were even set up for high tea, a work trip, or a snow adventure (complete with skis and fake snow!).
Unfortunately my camera died within minutes of us arriving, and I hadn’t bought my spare battery, so these photos were taken on my iPhone instead.
A highlight of the open day, and one of the reasons we decided to go, was a replica of the Delorean from Back to the Future!
Doc and Einstein were there, and the attention to detail was pretty impressive.
We didn’t get to go back in time, or to the future, but we did get to sit in it for a little while, which was pretty cool.
They were planning a re-enactment of the train scene from the third film, but unfortunately we didn’t have time to stick around for it.
Great for nosy-parkers and train enthusiasts alike, I hope they continue to have these open days in the years to come.