RailFest 2015

(repeat of a previous post – but now less than a week away!)
RAIL HERITAGE WA presents

Railfest 2015

Where?   The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When?   Sunday 11 October 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

  • x1001Swap meet – many stalls – new & pre-owned – Model trains, books, railwayana
  • Model railway club – with behind-the-scenes visits
  • Meet Warren Duffy of Lost Perth
  • Guided tours – behind the scenes
  • Kids’ activities
  • Afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Special displays
  • Live musicgreat sounds to enjoy

katiAll these extras, plus our normal displays – and only the standard prices – adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum
136 Railway Parade
Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa

Railfest 2015

RAIL HERITAGE WA presents

Railfest 2015

Where?   The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When?   Sunday 11 October 2015, 10 am to 5 pm

  • x1001Swap meet – many stalls – new & pre-owned – Model trains, books, railwayana
  • Model railway club – with behind-the-scenes visits
  • Meet Warren Duffy of Lost Perth
  • Guided tours – behind the scenes
  • Kids’ activities
  • Afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Special displays
  • Live musicgreat sounds to enjoy

katiAll these extras, plus our normal displays – and only the standard prices – adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum
136 Railway Parade
Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa

RailFest 2014

Railfest 2009

RailFest 2014 is less than a week away and the seven day forecast is looking like it will be great weather! Check out all the great attractions this year.


 

RAIL HERITAGE WA presents Railfest 2014

Where? The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When? Sunday 12 October 2014, 10am to 5pm

Swap meet – many stalls – models, books, railwayana; new & used
Model railway club – with behind-the-scenes visits
Guided tours – in and behind the museum
Kids’ activities spot!
Afternoon tea in the buffet car.
Sausage sizzle
Model trains – from ride-on live steam, to smallest scales
Special displays Midland Railway Company, and Working on the railway
Live music – The Stevedores Limited Edition jazz band from 2 pm

Avoid parking hassles – travel with Transperth to Bassendean train station then catch our free shuttle bus
Or park on Ashfield reserve then free shuttle bus to Railfest
All these extras, plus our normal displays – and only the standard prices – adults $9, concessions $7, children $4 (under 4 yrs free)

The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean WA 6054
www.railheritagewa.org.au
www.facebook.com/railmuseumwa

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Midland Workshops Heritage Day, Sunday 8th September

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Experience a taste of Western Australian history at the FREE Midland Railway Workshops Heritage Day on Sunday 8 September from 10am to 4pm.

Take a journey through the most intact example of an early 20th century railway workshop anywhere in Australia, where steam locomotives, carriages, wagons, tracks, signals and station furniture were constructed and maintained until 1994.

Bring your family along and enjoy:

  • Guided site tours
  • Musical entertainment including big bands
  • Midland Atelier designers on show
  • Vintage family photo booth
  • Children’s activities including mini train rides and train model making
  • Demonstrations of working vintage machinery
  • Historical displays and photographs
  • Dress up competition and prizes
  • Food and drink available

Hashtag #MidlandWorkshops to share your experience at Midland Railway Workshops Heritage Day.

Auction
The Midland Workshops Auction will take place on Tuesday 10 September. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take home a piece of WA’s industrial heritage. Auction items can be inspected at the Heritage Day and on Monday 9 September.

Open Day – South-West Rail & Heritage Centre

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Railfest 2012

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Where? 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When? Sunday 14 October 2012, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

  • Modern trains on display* – see them close up
  • LEGO display – specially for Railfest
  • Meet the authors – the authors of many WA railway books will be present – bring or buy your WA railway books to chat to the writer or have your book signed
  • Swap meet stalls – books and model trains for sale

plus our annual Railfest features

  • Model railway club – with behind-the-scenes access
  • Guided tours – in and behind the museum
  • Kids’ activities spot, spider hunt!
  • Sausage sizzle, railway pies, afternoon tea in the buffet car
  • Pre-read books, magazines, timetables, etc
  • Video and visiting displays

and all our normal historical displays, trains, and the model railway club

And still only the standard prices – Adults $9, children $4, concessions $7

Tell your friends ! Bring your family !

The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean WA 6054
www.railheritagewa.org.au

*Thanks to the Public Transport Authority, and to CBH. Details to be finalised, subject to operational requirements on the day.

Railfest 2011

RAIL HERITAGE WA

presents

Railfest 2011

at the
Railway Museum

Where? – 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean
When? – Sunday 16th October 2011, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

  • Official book launch at 11 am – great new WA railway book. Special discount price until 5 pm. Most photos never seen before – get yours signed by author!
  • Modern locomotive courtesy QR National
  • Swap meet stalls, model trains for sale
  • Guided tours – in and behind the museum
  • Kids’ activities table, spider hunt!
  • Model railway club – with behind-the-scenes access
  • Vintage bus, old engines and machines working
  • Sausage sizzle, snack, drinks, etc
  • Morse code demonstrations – send your personal telegram
  • Pre-read books, magazines, timetables, etc

Plus all our normal historical displays, trains, and the model railway club

Tell your friends !

Bring your family – keep the kids happy !

The Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean WA 6054

www.railheritagewa.org.au

Railfest 2011 Flyer (rev 3)

Station Masters of Western Australia

Jeff Austin (member of Rail Heritage WA and co-author of Rails Through the Bush) has written a book detailing another aspect of the railway history of Western Australia. This one is called Station Masters of Western Australia and is certainly a definitive review of the subject.

The book will be officially launched by Martin Whitely (MP) at 11am at RailFest 2011 on Sunday 16th October, and Jeff will be on hand to sign copies. It is available for pre-order now from Rail Heritage for $22 – a discount of over 25% over the regular cover price of $29.50:  Station Masters pre-order form

Image: Cover picture from Station Masters of Western Australia. The station personnel at North Fremantle c1899. The Station master, Mr E.H. Hickey, is seated second from our left. The others would be mainly clerks, porters, signalmen or shunters. State Library WA 28673P.

RailFest 2010

RailFest is on again!

Sunday 31st October 2010, 10am -5pm, FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Tours of the Museum, activities for kids, sausage sizzle and much more.

This is a fun filled day for rail enthusiasts, the community and families. Explore grand steam and diesel locomotives, wander around the Exhibition Hall. Visit the Model Railway. Get a taste of the history of Railways in Western Australia collected and restored by passionate volunteers since 1959. Plenty of fun for the kids and so much more!

Image: NR103 – one of several guest locos at RailFest 2004