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Leschenault Lady Love-In at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre

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See this Grand Old Lady and Learn All About Her
The Leschenault Lady has played a part in the lives of so many people, and is now 118 years old. The train was retired in Bunbury but acquired by George Baxter for a tourist venture.

For the next 20 years, the engines pulled the vintage train out of Bunbury. When the railway station was moved out of town, Boyanup became the adopted home of Leschenault Lady.


On Sunday 18th December, 2016, the South West Rail and Heritage Centre pays tribute to this grand old lady with its "Leschenault Lady Love-In".

old carriage
Restored carriage

The South-West Rail and Heritage Centre is the re-incarnation of the Boyanup Museum through the Co-operation of Rail Heritage WA, Capel Men's Shed, Preston River Old Machinery Group, and Shire of Capel.

Restored train engine

The day will feature talks about the history of this iconic locomotive, the restoration work currently being carried out and stories about her work in Western Australia .

If you perhaps have some stories to share, come along and join the love-in!

The Boyanup Foundation Blacksmiths, the Capel Men's Shed, Preston River Old Machinery Group and the South West Model Railway Group will also feature on the special day.

Watch the blacksmith at work!

Entry is by donation and light refreshments will be available from the Picnic Van.

Refreshments available here

There is plenty of parking available on site for your convenience.


The function starts at 10 am and goes until 2 pm, and more information can be obtained from Norm at, or go to their website.

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Why? For a fascinating afternoon
When: Sunday 18th December 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm
Phone: 0459 712 552 Norm
Where: South West Rail Centre, Turner Street, Boyanup
Cost: Donation
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