Railway Club of the New Forest

  Railway Club of the New Forest 

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July 30th 2021

           (owing to the uncertainty surrounding government restrictions at the time of booking, we met at the Brockenhurst Village Hall)                                                                                        



Dave Peel  presented   "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 Cockcrow Railway was  enjoyed on the 18th July.  Check out the snaps below!   (Thanks AP!)

 Advance notice - the September outing will be coming soon!  Check your diary!


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