Machinery Preservation Club of WA Inc. - Open Day 28th October 2018 at the Midland Railway Workshops.


28th October 2018
Report and photos by Ralph and Wendy Thomas.

Those Members who supported our "Open Day" on 28th October would agree that it was without doubt, a resounding success. You can all give yourselves a pat on the back for your combined effort to achieve this. The BBQ Crew made an early start and were soon serving hamburgers and sausage sizzles, with tea, coffee and cakes from the kitchen; this continued for most of the day.

The engine crews also had engines fired up, with "Bert" on full steam adding to the action, and the big doors were opened to blow out the fumes and smoke.

Our "Swap Meet" also did good business, getting rid of excess items. This looks to be something we will pursue in the future.

The big bonus of the day has got to be the honour of having the Shearer Steam Wagon on display for the first and only appearance in Western Australia. Doug Baker and his crew have done an excellent job in building this magnificent replica, and it was admired by all who attended. The Shearer is now heading for the Dock Museum in Mannum, South Australia soon, where it will be on permanent display.

From all the MPC members, a big thank you and well done Doug.

Thanks here must also go to all the vintage enthusiasts who displayed their motor cycles and cars. Something we should bear in mind should they request our attendance at one of their functions.

It was pleasing to see a lot of familiar faces, some of whom travelled great distances to attend our day. We thank you all for attending our special day.
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