All the locomotives and rolling stock used on The Blues Train is maintained by the dedicated volunteers of the Bellarine Railway.
For more information on the locomotives and rolling stock used on The Blues Train, to learn more about the Bellarine Railway, or to volunteer your services please visit www.bellarinerailway.com.au
A lot of wonderful volunteers at the Bellarine Railway drive the trains for us, not to mention restoring and maintaining the heritage locomotives, carriages and the track.
They have a current fleet of 11 narrow gauge (3′ 6″) locomotives from all around Australia. They’re currently using T251 (Walkers, Qld – 1917), Klondyke (Perry – SA 1927), and Pozieres (Andrew Barclay, UK – 1918), with the others under restoration and maintenance.
Bellarine Railway is operated by the Geelong Steam Preservation Society, which was formed in 1970. Volunteer workers are the life blood of the Bellarine Railway as they maintain the tracks, crew the trains, restore and paint the carriages, serve refreshments and sell the tickets. The stations at each end of the Queenscliff-Drysdale line were both opened on 21 May 1879 and the station building at Queenscliff is Victorian Heritage listed.
When they’re not pulling The Blues Train, other wonderful experiences offered by the Bellarine Railway are their “Day out with Thomas” events – wildly popular with young Thomas the Tank Engine fans, Train Driver Experience – the ultimate gift for railway enthusiasts, Easter Bunny, Halloween, Santa trains and regular tourist services
You can read more about our trains, the carriages, the platforms and stations, and these great experiences on the Bellarine Railway website.