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Author Topic: PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]  (Read 4171 times)

Offline Roderick Smith

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« on: September 08, 2006, 02:50:51 PM »
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (Victorian Passenger Division) was to run a 3 night charter of PS Emmylou from Echuca to Barmah Lake and return, over Sun.15-Wed.18.10.
The plan:
Sunday morning ex Melbourne by minibus. ~17.00 cast off.
Monday: Cape Horn Winery, Barmah town (with the ‘preserved’ wooden punt, replaced by a bridge ~1964.
Tuesday: Barmah Lake cruise aboard local ferry MV Kingfisher, then head down river.
Wednesday: Echuca disembark ~12.00, minibus back to Melbourne.
Emmylou holds 18 passengers, in eight twin cabins plus one double, with shared toilet and shower.
Normally it cruises downriver towards Torrumbarry; upriver cruises rarely go past Barmah town.

See www . emmylou.com.au and the research thread in this forum from wharfonline.
Google for MV Kingfisher's website.

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Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

Offline Walter Snowdon

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River Cruise.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 06:32:21 AM »
Sounds great Roderick- wish I could come! Keep us posted and some on-board photos would be very nice! Regatds, Walter.

Offline Roderick Smith

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2006, 10:42:32 PM »
The cruise on which I had booked was cancelled 3 weeks ago (lack of numbers).
However, a different private cruise at that date was aiming to cover the same stretch of water (ie upriver, past Barmah township, under the bridge, and on to Barmah lakes).  I have been unable to fathom if it did, but new paddleducker Michael should be able to confirm/deny via his contacts.

To reward the 110 views of this nonevent news, I now enclose a photo of PS Emmylou: modern construction, but traditional vernacular.

Regards,
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

paddlesteamerman1

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 07:26:30 PM »
I have always wanted to go on an overnight cruise on the Emmylou (or the Marion) just to see more river and spend some quality time on the boat!! But it is weird because I only started liking the Emmylou in the last year or two, you know I never did like it but now I really do!! Maybe just 'maturing the taste' a little bit. It is a pity that the cruise was cancelled, if I knew about it maybe I could have made up some numbers  Let me know all ebout it... and when all the cruises are if you can?

Offline Sean Bryan

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006, 10:06:04 PM »
The Emmylou isn't high on my 'liking' list. Mum likes it and the sound it makes, but it's a train whistle and the engine's forward and reverse is operated in the wheel house which annoys me from an engineering perspective.

I've only recently started liking A.A as I've been working on her as engineer. I know her boiler is under powered for her engine but the more you stoke her the more chances the passengers get to see the fire which is what they like and as I'm not overly big oiling the engine isn't awfully uncomfortable yet. So the A.A is shooting up the list of likeable boats...not to mention you can build up her fire really big and then not worry about it for an hour...however upon return and a restoke you can see the grate....thats a worry about how fast it burns wood eh!
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paddlesteamerman1

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006, 07:35:23 AM »
Yeah, I knew it was a trains whistle, and yes I was surprised when I firts went on it that the engine is controlled from the wheelhouse, I wouldnt really like to be the engineer on the Emmylou!! As for the AA I have always really like it, and because the AA and Pev seem faster paced the the humble old Adelaide I enjoy engineering them more because there is more to do! And I havent been under the boiler on the AA to oil the machinery yet, but it does look sorta cramped!! But still my favourite boat on the river is, for some reason, the PS Marion. I have always liked it, infact I really like all the SA boats!!

Ned Feary

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 05:02:52 PM »
I have been on an overnight cruise on the Emmylou. It was absolutely wonderful.
I can't decide which bit was the best but at least I got to have a 1 hour steerof her. [I only say steer because the skipper was helpingand I did'nt have full control].
The food was really good too.
The only problem was that the captain smoked so in the morning[as he had inhaled over 2000 chemicals] I was a bit worried.

Ned

paddlesteamerman1

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PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 10:07:08 AM »
just came back from a week in echuca (yes a week) and i had a 1.5 hour lunch cruise on the emmylou going upstream... the food was good, but it was nice to go a little further upstream than you do on the regular hour cruise!

Offline Roderick Smith

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Re: PS Emmylou cruise [Australia]
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2020, 12:21:51 PM »
PS Emmylou has been refitted with fewer cabins, but all with ensuite facilities.  It now has capacity for 16 passengers.
Regular 3 night cruises are being marketed.

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<https://murrayrivercruises.com.au/boats/emmylou>

Roderick

 

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