The Mornington Railway is an operating railway museum, which recreates various Victorian Railways branch line activities just as they used to be for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
The Mornington Railway's longer-term vision is to offer a variety of services representing different methods of branch line operation in use from 1900 until the end of the branch line era in the 1970's.
A feature of the Mornington Railway is that original Victorian Railways heritage equipment and rolling stock is used to support and operate train services.
The Mornington Railway line is a heritage item in itself, having been opened in 1889. The main operational focus of the Mornington Railway is the running of steam-hauled passenger trains, but original Victorian Railways diesel-electric locomotives are used on trains occasionally.
Consideration is also being given to adding heritage goods vehicles onto regular passenger trains to recreate the era of the mixed train.
Their trains run on a regular basis between Moorooduc and Mornington, a round distance of approximately 11 kilometres.
The remaining unrestored 5.6 kilometres section of the line between the main line junction at Baxter and Moorooduc is being restored as time and funds permit.
The Mornington Railway's main centre of activity is Moorooduc station conveniently located in the centre of the Mornington Peninsula, a popular holiday destination about 60 kilometres from Melbourne
The Mornington Railway is operated by the Mornington Railway Preservation Society (MRPS), a not-for-profit incorporated association, which is staffed by dedicated volunteers.Visit Website
Access With Assistance for the Disabled, Car park, Child Activities, Coach Parking, Kiosk, Non Smoking Establishment, Parking for the Disabled, Picnic Area, Toilet facilities for the Disabled, Viewing Platform