Newsletter No.102 November 2017

 

  • Members of Transport HeritageNSW (THNSW) visited Wagga Wagga in November 2017 and introduced the new Sector Development Officer Margot Stuart. This position is our link for our association to the organising body representing many heritage groups in NSW. The Southern Region includes Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage, Finley, Junee, Ladysmith, Crookwell, Goulburn and Cooma
  • Remember the 2018 membership fees are now due (still a few weeks). Joining fee $15 (one off only) and Yearly Membership Fee $15 per family
  • Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association is our registered name. Please refer to our facilities as:
    • Wagga Wagga Railway Station Museum
    • Wagga Wagga Railway Gang Sheds
    • Wagga Wagga Railway Model Trains
  • Our email address is will be info@waggarailmuseum.com
  • Any emails to our current waggarailheritage@gmail.com address will be forwarded to the new email. So we won’t lose any emails
  • Our facebook link is com/waggarailheritage
  • The Wagga Wagga Railway Model Trains group meet every Wednesday from 6:00 pm at 61 Railway Street Wagga Wagga. Currently in process is the building of a large DC/DCC layout. It will be great to see this project move along in 2018. The electrics have been connected but the time and effort will be the scenery and buildings etc
  • Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association have applied for several railway trikes from Transport HeritageNSW which will be on loan for five years. More information in early 2018
  • More photograph interpretation panels (over one-metre square) are continuing to be produced for display, particularly in the Station Museum but also the Railway Station waiting room. Our secretary Peter Maxwell is the prime motivator of this project
  • The visitor numbers to our museum have increased and this has provided a much-needed boost to our financial bank balance. If you are interested in any railway history and want to look and talk, please call in at the Wagga Wagga Railway Station Museum Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Our fundraising for 2018 includes the visitor donations, Bunnings BBQ’s, Expo No.2 in November, possible steam train visits, sales of souvenirs
  • We are continuing to expand our workshop facilities and have recently set up a bench press and equipment for electrolysis (rust removal) for old railway items.
  • Remember Wednesday 13th December is our Christmas function at the Rest House
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