July 30th 2021
Dave Peel will present "Preserved Railways in Australia "
Dave Peel lived in Perth, Western Australia (WA) in 1984 and travelled extensively within the country. Hence most sites of railway interest were seen that year; subsequent visits only providing a small number of additional venues.
There are several active preserved tourist lines, notably the Zig-Zag line; Cairns – Kuranda; Puffing Billy and Pichi-Richi in the eastern states, along with the Hotham Valley (in WA) and the Don River (in Tasmania).
Additionally there are museums in Melbourne and Perth, with working depots at Thirlmere, Cowra, Mount Barker and Peterborough. Keen volunteers travel long distances to keep operations going!
A club trip to the Cockrow Railway is being organised for the 18th July (provisionally) - details to be circulated
Advance notice - the August outing will be coming soon! Check your diary!
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