Train revival gains steam

THE Southern Rail Preservation Group held a drop in information session at Coal Creek on Saturday, to help them learn what the community wants of local rail services.
Group president Stuart Gilbert said the meeting was an opportunity to gauge community response to plans to return rail between Leongatha and Melbourne’s suburbs.
Stage one would include reinstating train between Leongatha and Korumburra, as soon as possible.
Mr Gilbert said the session also gave the community a chance to talk to the committee firsthand about the project.
“There is a bit of mythology to us at the moment; we are actually people,” he said.
Mr Gilbert said he was aware there were a few “contradictory or possibly misinformed” views in the community about the group’s plans.
“This was the first of a few opportunities the community will have to come and talk to us face to face,” he said.
Group vice president Luke Macwhirter said the session was a successful event, with plenty of people attending.
“We had a constant good flow of people come through the session with very positive feedback on our presentation and on our plans to return the trains,” he said.

Talking trains: from left, Southern Rail Preservation Group founding members, secretary Winston Martin, president Stuart Gilbert, vice president Luck Macwhirter and Daniel Gilliland. The team was in Korumburra on Saturday for a drop in information session.

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