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Daylesford Railway
Daylesford Railway
Sunday 22nd April
 
 

Organised by Greg and Robyn Rumble.

 

Following Greg Rumble's daughter's engagement party on the Saturday night, Greg managed to drag himself out of bed on the Sunday morning, in order to lead the run to Daylesford. We met at Calder Park Raceway under overcast skies and an odd light shower. This was the tail end of the welcome rain that started on the Saturday. The weather may have deterred a few, but we still had a good member response.

We travelled up through Woodend onto Daylesford, meeting the Ballarat Car Club heading in the other direction. On arriving at the Daylesford railway station, we parked and browsed the local market. It was obvious that winter is coming, as it was fairly brisk and windy. The market had a good variety of stalls that should have interested most.

As for the 'Spa Country Railway', which is completely volunteer run, they had a good variety of rolling stock to look at, including a '36 Dodge railmotor, which is being restored in one of the workshops. Most members took a ride on the old diesel railmotor, which was built in the 50's, from Daylesford to Bullarto and return. The ride was enjoyable, with members having a 'rocking' good time.

Thanks to Greg and Robyn for organising this interesting and successful event. - Kevin Cook