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The Lachlan Valley Railway (LVR) will bring its heritage train back to Griffith this long weekend, loaded with people heading our way for a fantastic Taste Riverina gourmet weekend. And locals can sample the fine dining train experience too.

“For the first time ever we are bringing the 1949 air-conditioned dining car to Griffith,” LVR Secretary/Treasurer John Healey said.

“Back in the day this beautiful dining car was part of the intercapital daylight fleet and seats 44 diners in retro style.

“We wanted to offer the people of Griffith a unique experience and feature the local produce and wines the Riverina is famous for.”

The three-course menu features the fare of Sugarmill Patisserie including a locally-farmed Murray cod canape, slow-cooked Junee lamb with seasonal vegetable sides and a panna cotta dessert made with local limoncello.

Wines from local winery Mino + Co will be available for purchase on board the train.

“The train will roll along the tracks to Goolgowi just on sunset, and provide a big night sky and plenty of opportunity for star gazing and dinner conversation,” Griffith City Council Marketing and Promotions Officer Paige Campbell said.

“Being the long weekend people may be looking for something special to do on Saturday night or may have friends and family coming to visit. The pop-up dinner train provides another great dining option in Griffith.”

The dinner train experience is $79.50, which includes heritage train ride, glass of bubbles on arrival and three-course meal for one night only – Saturday, 29 September 2018.

Limited to 44 places, this will be a great experience. Bookings online at,  or by calling the Visitor Information Centre for further details on 1800 681 141.