Millthorpe station to re-open Friday March 15

All aboard!: The stock that will be travelling between Orange and Bathurst from Friday through to Sunday. Photo: Jamie Fisher.
All aboard!: The stock that will be travelling between Orange and Bathurst from Friday through to Sunday. Photo: Jamie Fisher.

It's been decades since a passenger hopped off the train at Millthorpe station, but now with Millthorpe Railway Station being officially re-opened on Friday March 15, Lachlan Valley Railway are running their first service from Orange to Millthorpe and beyond.

Secretary Treasurer of LVR John Healey said that it's been a scramble to get the service running for the special occasion and over the weekend.

"We only knew about the re-opening two weeks ago, so even now we're still working on some of the details for the weekend," he said.

The highlight will be when LVR sit one of their trains at Millthorpe Station during the official proceedings.

"We'll be waiting in Spring Hill so once the XPT drops the dignitaries off in Millthorpe and passes us we'll roll into Millthorpe so that our train will bring in some real atmosphere for the event," Mr Healey said.

Over the weekend the group will run an evening dinner train to Millthorpe and onto Bathurst, and a lunch time train on the Sunday.

Mr Healey said that the group was hoping to run regular trips between Orange and Bathurst well into the future.

"As we move towards establishing a depot at Orange East Fork we are going to look into running frequent trips down to Bathurst stopping at Blayney and Millthorpe on the way." he said.

To join in the ceremony or travel by train on the weekend, head to LVR's Facebook page and click on the links for each journey.

Prices range from $15 for an adult or $7.50 for a child from Orange to Millthorpe or Blayney.