Great Success – Australia Day 2016

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Downs Steam once again held a fantastic Australia Day at our Drayton precinct, the day started gloomy with light showers, but revealed a beautiful sunny afternoon. We had an excellent roll up from the general public and members, with all having an enjoyable time.

Many attractions were on show, from the stationary traction engine, our railmotor all the way through to the baby grand piano situated in our newly acquired M Class lounge Car.  A big thankyou to all those who attended, and a even bigger thankyou to the volunteers who made it all possible. There are photos of the day attached below.

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A volunteer talks to a guest while operating the stationary steam engine
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Guests were able to enjoy music from the baby grand piano in our newly acquired lounge car
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A view down the line to our two workshops
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Some guests enjoying Downs Steams beautiful gardens
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A view of our 1/3 scale traction engine, as well as a view of our diesel locomotive 1172
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Some of our volunteers enjoying a chat around the lounge car bar
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Light refreshments and morning tea was served during the day