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.
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.
The iconic steam locomotive, 'Leschenault Lady', currently being restored at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre by Rail Heritage WA.
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.
Take time to check out the large dray, an imposing item in the Boyanup Foundation Collection.
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 Centresituated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.