Big day for Cobden's little railway

Prices for trains rides will revert to 1994 prices this weekend for the railway’s 20th anniversary.

Prices for trains rides will revert to 1994 prices this weekend for the railway’s 20th anniversary.

COBDEN Miniature Railway will celebrate 20 years tomorrow with a fun day out at the railway park.

South Western Model Engineers secretary John Wason said there will be a jumping castle, mini-golf and a merry-go-round.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a cheap ride on the model trains.

“We decided to reduce the train ride price back to $1,” Mr Wason said. “That’s what we charged 20 years ago.” 

 The miniature railway is about two kilometres long,  the line passing through two tunnels and over a couple of bridges.

 “There is also the old Cobden Railway Station there,” he said. “It was moved to the line so we could keep it for its historical value.” 

Mr Wason encouraged families and anyone interested in trains to attend. 

“There will be different trains from across Victoria there. We have invited other clubs.”

The railway is jointly operated by the Rotary Club of Cobden and the South Western Model Engineers.It was officially opened in June 1994 for its first public run.

 The day begins at 11am.

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