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Tourist and Heritage Trains on the Victor Harbor Line

A selection of published articles describing tourist services on the Victor Harbor line over the years, both before and after establishment of the SteamRanger Heritage Railway.

The services are arranged in chronological order and both regular and notable special trains are included


  •    The "Victor Vagabond"      Bulletin, May 64
    ARHS excursion to Victor Harbor with loco 500 on 17th March 1963    Author: Guy Bakewell

  •    "Lakes Limited"       Recorder, Jun 64
    ARHS excursion to Milang with Rx233 on 30th May 1964     Author: R.E. Hann

  •    Sayonara Mikado       Recorder, Jun 68
    Last operation of locos 700 and 718 - Adelaide to Victor 2nd June 68    Author: Dean Harvey


  •    Double Headed tour to Victor from Adelaide with Rx207 and Rx224 - Nov 74
          Recorder Jun 74

  •    Rx207 and Rx224 operate "Cockle Train" excursion from Adelaide
    to Victor on 10 May 75.
          Recorder, Jun 75
    Trip includes river cruise on River Murray Queen from Goolwa


  •    First Running of Tourist Trains on the VHTR       Recorder, Nov 86
    Report on first VHTR service from Dry Creek to Victor Harbor - Oct 18th 1986
    6 pages with 10 photos, plus 4 photos of trial runs. Update in Feb 87 issue

  •    The Royal Train - 29th January 1988       Recorder, Feb 88
    Operation of 621 to convey the Prince and Princess of Wales from Victor Harbor to Goolwa
    during their visit to SA. Numerous photographs included See also May issue (p124)


  •    South Coast Explorer overnight sleeper train to Victor Harbor      Recorder, Nov 91
       Report on first running 25 October 1991     Author: Brian Busch

  •    SteamRanger's Loco Birthday Celebrations       Catchpoint, Jan 94
    Adelaide to Victor Harbor with Rx207, 621 and 520 on 12th and 13th Nov 93    
    Author: Brian Busch