People from around the state have jumped at the final opportunity to catch the royal train from Castlemaine to Bendigo.
The restored carriages - which Queen Elizabeth II travelled on during her visit to Victoria in 1954 - have been running weekly trips during the Bendigo Art Gallery's Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition.
"Its been unbelievably successful," Victorian Goldfields Railway's Andrew Reynolds said. "We've had far more people coming through than we envisaged.
"Every trip has been fully booked and we've even had to have a wait list."
The train - which also carried Prince Charles and Princess Diana during their 1983 visit - allowed patrons to travel as the royals did, with a high tea of cucumber sandwiches and champagne on offer during the 40 minute journey.
"We've had the most amazing feedback," Mr Reynolds said. "People have been thrilled by the experience of be able to see the royal train in action.
"It was the first time ever that ordinary people have been able to travel on a royal train. It was also the total experience and more than just a train ride."
The program was a combined effort of Victorian Goldfields Railway, the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre, Bendigo Tourism, and VicTrack.
"It was not just for the rail enthusiasts," Mr Reynolds said. "It was a great example of organisations working together to produce a product that can be enjoyed by everyone - not just train nuts."
The train is currently under the custodianship of the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre, which is where the train will return to after the weekend.
"Seymour now have plans to run the carriages more often," Mr Reynolds said. "They won't run every week, but maybe twice a year.
"We have lead the way to open this up for Victorians to enjoy on a semi-regular basis."
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