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Full details - www.trains.org.au
Monday - Friday 10 - 3
• Heritage Steam Trains to Bungendore
- Sunday 2 October (Long Weekend):
- Sunday 16 October (Market Day):
Book now for our steam-hauled trains departing from Canberra
Station 10.30am, returning at 3.35pm. with time in Bungendore
to visit local attractions & enjoy lunch. Tunnels, bridges & the climb
through the Molonglo Gorge & over the hills. Travel in carriages
around 100 years old Spoil yourselves with optional First Class
travel (including refreshments) on all weekend steam train trips -
also see the model railway exhibition in Bungendore on 16 Oct.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY HERITAGE TRAIN ACTIVITIES:
• Steam Train to Bungendore - Thursday 6 Oct:
Similar to weekend steam trains described above except no First
Class option & train departs Canberra 12.15pm, back at 3.35pm.
• Half-day Vintage Rail Motor Trips to Bungendore:
- Tuesdays 4 & 11 October (School Holidays):
3-hour trips departing Canberra at 9am and 12.50pm.
A rollicking good ride with views out the front & back of the train.
- Saturday 15 October (School Holidays):
Departing Canberra at 10.30am, back around 3.30pm - see
the model railway exhibition in Bungendore.
• Rail Discovery Day - Thursday 13 October:
Steam train trips Canberra to Queanbeyan plus
entry to Canberra Railway Museum: Steam trains leave
Canberra at 10.20am, 12.20pm and 1.30pm. Light snacks
available from the Rail Café carriage at the Museum or bring
a picnic - a great day out for the kids during school holidays.
• The Restaurant Train to Bungendore
Saturday 13 November: Our unique dinner train to
Bungendore offers a leisurely journey in daylight saving time
through the Molonglo Gorge with a 3-course dinner freshly
prepared on board. Table seating for 4 or 8 or larger
celebration groups can book a carriage.
• Christmas Party Trains to Tarago
- Saturday 26 November:
- Saturdays 3 & 10 December:
Get a group of friends together for a fun night out with
dinner on board and drinks from our licensed bar. Live
music, dancing & refreshments atTarago, with dancing in
the Dance/Lounge Car on the way home. It s a hoot!
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
All booking are accepted on the basis that prospective passengers
have read and agree to our full terms & conditions which may be
viewed on our website - www.trains.org.au
CHARTERING YOUR OWN CELEBRATION
TRAIN MAY BE CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK!
See our website for train charter information.
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Workout to honour brother
ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group's Mark
Green, left, Michael Woods and Anytime Fitness
owner Emma Mountain.
Picture: Elesa Lee
After losing his brother to cancer
almost 30 years Michael Woods
wanted to do something positive
to help others battling the disease.
He participated in the Convoy
for Kids but started looking for a
personal way to show his support.
In 2008, Mr Woods organised a
rowing-machine challenge in
honour of his brother's memory to
raise money for the Eden Monaro
Cancer Support Group.
"In 1982 there weren't groups
like the Eden Monaro Cancer
Support Group, so each family
member adjusted the best they
knew how," Mr Woods said.
A few months ago he decided
to challenge himself again by
completing a six-hour cardio
Mr Woods used all the cardio
equipment available -- including
the treadmill, bikes and cross
trainers -- for 15 minute intervals
at Anytime Fitness in Fyshwick.
"Most people thought I was
insane," he said.
"But six hours of my pain is
nothing [compared to what] can-
cer victims go through."
Mr Woods had people sponsor
him by the hour and raised more
than $2000 for the support group.
Group chief executive Mark
Green said the organisation was
incredibly grateful for the
"Without Michael's support,
we wouldn't be able to lend the
support we do," he said.
A non-profit organisation, the
group relies on fundraising, com-
munity partners and the generos-
ity of businesses and the local
community. Mr Green said the
money would go directly to
families who needed financial
assistance while a loved one
battled the disease.
This help may include covering
the costs of everyday living
expenses or rent and mortgages.
Mr Green said the organisation
currently assisted about 2000
families across the region who
found themselves in financial
Mr Woods now has his sights
set firmly on a new challenge to
He is considering a team event
at the gym next year so more
people can get behind the organis-
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