The Great Southern Steamup, brought to you by the Victorian Garden Railway Society Incorporated, is a three day spring weekend gathering at Gembrook in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges with 45mm and 32mm gauge live steam layouts suitable for main line, narrow gauge and vintage steamers to run on.
Experience the camaraderie of like minded individuals and the exchange of ideas and opinions in the tradition of Diamondhead, GRITH and the Southern Highlands Steamup
STOP PRESS- MAY 2020
THE GREAT SOUTHERN STEAMUP – ALIVE AND WELL BUT TAKING A BREAK
For reasons that will be obvious to all, it has been decided to cancel the 2020 Great Southern Steamup. Rest assured however that we aim to be back and welcoming participants in November 2021.
It is clear that the virus will still be around for the remainder of 2020, albeit hopefully at a low prevalence. The Great Southern Steamup environment does not lend itself to social distancing, nor sterilisation of surfaces etc. Many of our participants are in the at-risk older age group. The decision to cancel the 2020 event is taken reluctantly but we feel it is prudent, indeed it is the only possible decision in the circumstances.
Meanwhile – in the peaceful isolation of our own tracks and workbenches – keep on steaming!