The trip was a bit long though. It got old (and cold) after awhile. We did the trip from Belgrave to Lakeside, which is about an hour each way, but there is an even longer one that goes two hours each way. I would think that would get pretty boring. On the way back, we sat in the closed-in cart with glass windows to stay warm. It was an interesting thing to do once, but I wouldn't pay full price, and I don't think I'd do it again. But hey, it was fun for an afternoon, and we can say we've been on the Puffing Billy steam engine train!
In a totally unrelated note, don't try to come visit Melbourne today! Lots of flights are cancelled around Australia because of the ash cloud from the volcano in Chile. Several people are stuck in Tasmania or New Zealand from the long holiday weekend. Yikes!