Merriwa Railway Society Incorporated

News

Note: News is provided by the Secretary, Trent Pegler.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Yesterdays Working Bee went very well with Bryan Baker, Jon Stanford, Laurie Vran and his son Aidan, and myself in attendance.

Goodwin Alco Pty Ltd have donated more items to the Society for use and display. Steve Preston delivered the items to Laurie for transport to the Museum.

With the generous assistance of John Cooper from the Transport Signalling and Communications Museum, Kurrajong, an original Ordinary Train Staff Box was sourced and restored, a replica Ordinary Train Staff was especially manufactured for the Museum, even a replica ticket book was printed and placed in the staff box.

 

Laurie with the staff and ticket box. Photo by Trent Pegler (using Laurie's Camera)

Other items include a fully restored Catch Point Indicator, Signal Lamp, a working Kerosene Cistern, Point Clips, Semaphore Arm, a collection of railway magazines for the Museum Library, an Olympia Typewriter and various other sundry items.

The donated items in the Station Master's Office. Photo by Laurie Vran

 

Work carried out included the usual Mowing and Painting, with Paint Scraping on the Goods Shed , a new shelf put up in the waiting room, sundry items moved into storage.

New member Jon Stanford, after a quick induction and opportunity to familiarise himself with his surroundings and take photos quickly and eagerly got down to work! We all achieved a good day's work and got quite a lot done. It all helps.

Bryan with new member Jon Stanford in the Station Master's Office viewing some of the Museum Display. Photo by Laurie Vran

I on behalf of the Society would like to thank Steve Preston for his generous donation and John Cooper for his valuable assistance.

Part of the existing Museum display. Photo by Laurie Vran

A detail shot of some of the Station Awning Brackets. Photo by Laurie Vran

A detailed interior roof shot showing one of the new light shades. Photo by Laurie Vran

 

A closeup of one of the new platform awning light shades. Photo by Laurie Vran

 

Laurie posing with a spike hammer. Photo by Aiden Vran (using Laurie's camera)


Saturday 5 April 2014

The recent working bee was a success with most of the planned tasks completed. The next working bee will see work continue on the Ladies Waiting Room and the Goods Shed.

 

Monday 24 February 2014

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. For the past few months sickness and other commitments has prevented the group from running it's normal Working Bee Roster.

The MRSI is looking to do more working bees this year so to get back on track we would like to see more Volunteers attend the working bees especially from the local community.

We will be advertising in the Merriwa Ringer the Hunter Valley News, Scone Advocate and the Newcastle Herald as part of our new marketing campaign to attract more Volunteers to our Project.
 
If you are interested in meeting new people and restoring a historic railway precinct while also having fun, please contact the Secretary via info@merriwarailwaysocietyinc.org or the Merriwa Co-Ordinator on 02 65485000
 
 

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