Saturday, August 18, 2007

75Th anniversary draws a crowd

The 75Th birthday celebrations were a success for Robertson Station, as was the response to the exhibition held at the gallery. Hundreds turned up to see the 3830 and 3801 and stayed for the official opening and book release on the history of the line, officiated by the Minister for Housing and Tourism, The Honourable Matt Brown.

The day stayed fine till the end, and was supported musically by the fine efforts of the Robertson Primary school Band and Choir.
A credit to the organising skills of the Robertson Heritage Railway Society, and community participation in general.

Friday, August 17, 2007

75Th Anniversary of the Robertson Station

Tomorrow we celebrate the 75Th anniversary of The Robertson Railway Station.
The line that connects the Illawarra to Mossvale was commenced in 1927 and completed in 1932.

The Robertson Railway society are holding celebrations and an exhibition of interest, relating to the rail history of the area, will be on display at the Fettlers Shed.
The area that incorporates the Gallery and the Robertson Station includes a sculpture by the famous artist Bert Flugelman, and a garden dedicated to the original people of this area and early pioneers, the Reconciliation Garden. A great day has been planned for the celebrations, and the Railway society are wished well for their 75Th.