Kyogle Railway Station Centenary Celebrations
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Kyogle Railway Station Centenary Celebrations
23rd & 24th January 2010


Kyogle Railway Station
Ettrick St
Kyogle NSW 2474

Time: 9.30am

Come join us and help us Celebrate 100 years of Railway in Kyogle. Step back in time & take a trip down memory lane remembering the romance of rail travel. Our station will be opened up with a display of its contribution and service
to Kyogle and District over the last 100 years and examine some “Future Opportunities”.

Activities Planned:-
Saturday: Historic Display in Station.
Sunday: Step back to 1910. Historic Display.
Re-enactment of the Official Grand Opening; Officials arrive in Horse & Carriage; Brass Band;
Children activities; Special Guest Scott McGregor to present a trip down memory lane highlighting interesting
benchmarks, trivia, events and facts about rail to Kyogle and the Station.

Then consider what are the ‘Future Opportunities for Rail In Kyogle’

More Info Contact: Malcolm Wallis 02 66322700

Food & Drinks Available Sunday Only
Off Site Parking

WIN!!! WIN!!! WIN!!! WIN!!! WIN!!!
A Free trip and overnight stay in Brisbane. Courtesy of Country Link & the Mantra on Queen.

Prize includes:
2 x 1st Class train tickets Kyogle to Brisbane return & one night Accommodation at the Mantra on Queen in the heart of the City.
Graham R - Dalby Qld
Any opinions expressed here are my own and not those of any group or organisation I am associated with.
Member Southern Downs Steam Railway | ARHS Qld
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From the program:

The Centenary of Rail to Kyogle event will be a step back in time with people dressed in period costume, the Official Party arriving by Horse and Carriage, children skipping rope and playing marbles, Brass Band playing our Kyogle Railway Station decorated in similar fashion as in 1910. The newspaper of the day described “On reaching Kyogle, a very pretty spectacle was presented, the butter factory was gaily decorated with flags and bunting, and the station was also bedizened like a bride on her wedding day”.

Scott McGregor Actor/TV Presenter and Rail Enthusiast will be the Master of Ceremonies bringing his sparkling character to ensure a memorable event. Country Link has generously supplied two 1st Class tickets Kyogle to Brisbane return and the Mantra in Brisbane has generously offered a Weekend Holiday Voucher to be won as part of the celebrations.

Our station will be opened up with a display of its contribution and service to Kyogle and District over the last 100 years and examine some “Future Opportunities”. A concept proposal for the sympathetic refurbishment of the building to enable our grand old station to once again be a significant economic driver well into the future, providing opportunities for a transit centre incorporating bus services and tourism based opportunities. With Brisbane only 2 hours away the romance of train travel can be relived on weekend getaways.

Local service groups will provide refreshments on the day and car parking will be restricted to the “Old Goods Yard” area of the railway precinct, parking marshals will show the way. This will allow free movement around the Station for our Celebrations.   
Graham R - Dalby Qld
Any opinions expressed here are my own and not those of any group or organisation I am associated with.
Member Southern Downs Steam Railway | ARHS Qld
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Interesting day, yet no mention of the Southern Spirit also passing through Kyogle in the morning.
Dean Stalker :: Owner :: QRIG.org
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(20-Jan-2010, 03:27 PM)qrig link Wrote:...yet no mention of the Southern Spirit also passing through Kyogle in the morning.

The morning of the 23/24 January??...or have I got my Timetabled days mixed-uo?
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Last information I had indicated....

4SB8 Fri 22/01/2010 Arrive Kyogle (Loop) 0901 Depart 0935 Loadstone next

2BS8 Mon 25/01/2010        Kyogle (Loop) 1319            Casino next.

But please let me know if I've got it wrong...(will save me standing idly in the Border Ranges, lurking with camera...)
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Haha ... yeah for some reason I thought it was in Brisbane only Sunday :p ... never mind, ARTC schedule is closer to the truth.
Dean Stalker :: Owner :: QRIG.org
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(20-Jan-2010, 03:56 PM)BelowRadar link Wrote:But please let me know if I've got it wrong...(will save me standing idly in the Border Ranges, lurking with camera...)
Left Coffs 3 hours early according to message from Scott at Coffs on QRIG tonight,
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So did anyone venture to Kyogle for the centenary??? Would be interested to know how it went.

Thanks
Tim


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