Rail Precinct in Railway Square (2018)

Rail Precinct in Railway Square

Rail Precinct in Railway Square, Junee
Rail Precinct in
Railway Square, Junee
Railway Square, Junee will transform into a Rail Precinct during the 2018 Rhythm n Rail Festival.

There will be train rides, both miniature rides around the war memorial and main line trips to Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra. Various Model Train exhibits and Historic Engines will be on display. Live music, informative talks and plenty of food and drinks!

 

 

Lachlan Valley Railway's heritage diesel train - 4716
Lachlan Valley Railway’s heritage diesel train

Ride the Heritage Diesel Train
by Lachlan Valley Railway

Junee Railway Station, Railway Square, Junee
Friday, March 9, 2018 from 3.30pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:15am
Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 10:15am

A fully restored, heritage diesel locomotive hauling classic carriages — with windows that actually open — will operate shuttle runs between Junee–Wagga and Junee–Cootamundra from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening.

Cost: Ticket prices start from just $7.50 for a Child, one-way sector (from $15 return).
See LVR’s booking page for full details on fares and timetables.

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Miniature Train Rides
Miniature Train Rides

Miniature Train Rides

Miniature Train Rides — Fun for the young and the young at heart!!

Three different locomotives–Steam, Diesel Electric, and Diesel Petrol–will alternate throughout the day hauling open carriages full of people enjoying a miniature train ride!

Cost: $3 per ride
Enclosed shoes MUST be worn to ride miniature trains.
No Thongs, no sandals, no bare feet!

 

Small World G-Scale Model Train Layout
Small World G-Scale Model Train Layout

Small World — G-Scale Model Train Layout

Railway Square, Junee
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:00am
Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 9:00am

A large 7m x 5m G-Scale Model Train Layout Layout consisting of electric and live steam loco’s. With demonstrations and explanations on how to fire up steam loco’s. The friendly volunteers also talk about where these loco’s operated and what they were used for.

Something of interest for not only the young, but also those young at heart.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation would be appreciated

 

Model Railway Layout
Model Railway Layout

Model Train Displays

“Out Ofs Shed” & So Dance Studio, Railway Square, Junee
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:00am
Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 9:00am

Model Train Layouts will on display in the “Out Ofs Shed” and the So Dance Studios, located in Railway Square.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation would be appreciated

 

Wagga Historical Engine Club
Wagga Historical Engine Club

Wagga Historical Engine Club Display

Lawned Area, Railway Square, Junee
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:00am
Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 9:00am

The Wagga Historical Engine Club will have a magnificent array of lovingly restored, and maintained, engines on display in Railway Square, Junee.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation would be appreciated

 

Railway Station Café

Railway Station Cafe, Junee
Railway Station Café
Railway Square, Junee
Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00am — 5:00pm

The Railway Station Café, located in Railway Square, Junee, is an ornate 19th century railway refreshment building, with many of the original features still in place — cast iron columns supporting the 6-metre high ceilings, and oak counters and open fire places reflected in 3-metre mirrors.

Relax in this ambient atmosphere, enjoying delicious food and beverages, whilst listening to a variety of different musical performances through out the day. Tim Fischer will also give a presentation on Australian Railway Gauges on Saturday at 1:00pm

Kids, big and small, can drive the Model Trains and there’s an enclosed play ground for the younger kids.

Cost: Free entertainment through out the day
Food and beverages, including fully licensed bar, available for purchase
Model Train U-Drive: $1 for 3 minutes or $2 for 8 minutes

For information, visit our Facebook page.

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Tim Fischer with CPH at Boree Ck
The Hon. Tim Fischer AC

Australian Railway Gauges,
a presentation by The Hon. Tim Fischer AC

Railway Sation Café, Railway Square, Junee
Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 1:00pm

Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival’s Patron, the Hon. Tim Fischer AC, will give an engaging presentation on the history of Australian Railway Gauges.

Before the Federation of Australia occurred, each colony in Australia rolled out their own railway tracks. Unfortunately, each independent colony adopted a different width between the two rails (known as the gauge) resulting in Australia having a mixture of Narrow, Standard and Broad gauge track — a problem that still affects rail connectivity even today.

Relax in the ambient atmosphere of the Railway Station Café, enjoying delicious food and beverages, whilst listening to Mr Fischer’s presentation on how and why these different gauges were adopted and what has been done to help resolve the issues of different track width.

Cost: Free.