Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bill and Bub are all Steamed Up and Ready to Party

This weekend there will be celebration a plenty as the National Railway Museum celebrates 21 years of operating the Semaphore Steam Train along the foreshore to Fort Glanville.

Bill and Bub will each be running regular train rides that take about thirty minutes for the round trip. The ride gives you views across the dunes of the Beach and  wonderful panorama of the Gulf St Vincent as the weekend sailors get out and about.

Bill is the bigger engine and pulls a couple more carriages than Bub. Bub is a Tank Engine and put on his face and he looks a lot like the Fat Controller's Number 1 engine Thomas.

The trains start each day at 10:00am and culminate at around 4:30pm with an historical double header along the foreshore for both engines coupled together, towing the all of the carriages.

There are special prices for the weekend at just $5.00 per person or $20 for groups of 5. It is but a small price to pay as it helps The National Railway Museum ( a self-funded not for profit organisation) preserve the history of our rail transportation for generations to come.

This is an interview I did with Ray whom has been giving his time to the Railway for almost as many years as the Railway has operated.

So head on down to the Semaphore Jetty this weekend the 2nd - 3rd November and join the party.

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