Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ALL ABOARD THE ALMOND TRAIN



I would like to point out that they ARE NOT the Milkshake side, if you would like a really awesome Milkshake do see the Carriage Cafe which is Behind the Almond Train.

Just a 40 minute drive south of Adelaide on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, The Almond Train is a must see when visiting the McLaren Vale region. Originally the Centenery class passenger car No. 468. It was built at Islington, South Australia and entered service on the 24th of July 1924 (almost 90 years old). 
They are open Sunday to Friday from 10am until 4:30pm.

It was converted for suburban use I the 1960's and became car No. 832. It has been estimated to have travelled 2 million miles. For part of its time it ran on the old Adelaide to willunga line, which it is where it is now situated and no longer moves.

The line was open by Sir Henry Galway (Governor of South Australia) on 20/1/1915 and closed 1969. 

The sleepers that the train lies on are the originals, which were kindly supplied by Wirra Wirra Winery.

It came to McLaren Vale site on the 28th November 1984.

Nowadays it is a shop. Recently taken over by the Schiffmann Family. The shop that has different flavours and varieties of Almonds, Cashews nuts. With gourmet food from around the South Australian region, from jams to sauces to cola flavoured jellies. The Almond Train is McLaren Vales top attraction.

The Almond Train offers a variety of flavoured nuts, gourmet foods, old fashioned lollies, like good old Choo Choo Bars, quality Australiana, souvenirs and much more. They specialise in gift baskets for all occasions - birthdays, anniversaries or corporate appreciation gifts. Next time you need a special gift why not try something new and spoil that special someone with a gift box. 


McLaren Vale Lavendar

My Favourite French Vanilla Almonds

Honey Lady

Fresh Mixed Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans

Chocolate Rocks




So the next time you are in McLaren Vale South Australia, YOU MUST come and try their AMAZING Almonds and Local Produce...

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I hope to see you in there.

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