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Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre

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Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre. Enjoy timeless transport a little closer to home.
Enjoy timeless transport a little closer to home.

Members of vintage car clubs from around the South West will come together to display their beautifully restored and maintained vehicles at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre (SWRHC) 'Timeless Transport' Open Day on Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Previous vintage vehicle open days have revealed a great cross-section of vehicles from sedans through to trucks with their proud owners on hand to discuss their superb vehicles and the 'journey' they took in restoring them.

Cars, trucks, trains


Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre. Some of the vintage vehicles that have been on display at previous South West Rail and Heritage Centre Open Days.
Some of the vintage vehicles that have been on display at previous South West Rail and Heritage Centre Open Days.

Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre. This Foden truck owned by SWRHC volunteer, Ted Pickston (Picko) has been used extensively in helping out with the many improvements that have been undertaken on the SWRHC site.
This Foden truck owned by SWRHC volunteer, Ted Pickston (Picko) has been used extensively in helping out with the many improvements that have been undertaken on the SWRHC site.

Transport also applies to the great collection of vintage railways rolling stock on the SWRHC site, including the iconic steam locomotive 'Leschenault Lady' that began service on the Western Australian rail lines in December 1898.

Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre. The iconic steam locomotive, 'Leschenault Lady', currently being restored at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre by Rail Heritage WA.
The iconic steam locomotive, 'Leschenault Lady', currently being restored at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre by Rail Heritage WA.

Ö and more

The Boyanup Foundation will have some surprising items on display from their transport collection, including a dray, made in the early 1900s and used to transport wheat and wool through to the 1980s. In its early years, this large dray, with its size and capacity would have been pulled by a team of bullocks and later horses, transporting large loads through the South West.

Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre. Take time to check out the large dray, an imposing item in the Boyanup Foundation Collection.
Take time to check out the large dray, an imposing item in the Boyanup Foundation Collection.

The collection also includes a three-wheeled wheelchair from the early 1900s that was mobilised through the turning of a hand-operated wheel.

Timeless Transport at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre. A three-wheeled wheelchair that would have helped people needing assistance in earlier years.
A three-wheeled wheelchair that would have helped people needing assistance in earlier years.

Plenty of time for questions

All the SWRHC's resident groups, The Boyanup Foundation Blacksmiths, Capel Men's Shed, Preston River Old Machinery Group and the South West Model Railway Group will all be there, demonstrating their skills and proudly displaying the results of their hard work.

Time out for the children

The children will love a ride on the 'parent-powered' merry-go-round, made from recycled materials, being a train driver on the Norm Flynn Express and see the model railway in action. If that is not enough, they will find plenty of machinery, cars, trains, noise, workshops, sheds and general activity to have them exploring and completely enthralled.

Time for a break

Light refreshments will be available from the 'Picnic Van', a converted guard's van. Warming toasties, sandwiches, cakes, ice creams, cold drinks, tea and coffee will be on show, plus the ever-popular sausages will be a-sizzling.

Parking and toilets available

Toilet facilities are available, including a toilet suitable for people with a disability. There is plenty of parking, just follow the signs to find your convenient parking spot.

You will be there in no time

The South West Rail and Heritage Centre situated in Turner Street, Boyanup, an accessible and timely day trip from Perth, is well worth the experience, and open from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, please contact Norm Chapple at swrhc@railheritagewa.org.au or call 0459 712 552. You may also find this website and their Facebook page helpful, and entry is by donation.


All photos are from the SWRHC collection unless otherwise noted in the article. Police phone box, CC0 Creative Commons by Pixabay. Artwork by John F.
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Why? A timeless foray into the transport of yesteryear
When: Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Phone: Contact Norm Chapple on swrhc@railheritagewa.org.au or call 0459 712 552
Where: Rail Centre, 33 Turner St, Boyanup WA 6237
Cost: Entry by donation
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