Railway centenary celebrations approach

Secretary of Tumba Rail Mark Pottie, vice chairman Colin Heinzel and chairman Dick Goodman in an inspection car at Ladysmith in 2015.
Secretary of Tumba Rail Mark Pottie, vice chairman Colin Heinzel and chairman Dick Goodman in an inspection car at Ladysmith in 2015.

Railway fanatics are set to celebrate the centenary of Ladysmith Railway Station early next month.

The station was opened on May 14, 1917, the same day the line was officially opened to Humula.

The day will include historic displays, model trains, classic cars, machinery and a blacksmith display.

Tumba Rail chairman Dick Goodman, who has been involved with the group since day one, said it promised to be a “very significant occasion”.

“It’ll be a chance to step back in time and witness some of the railway’s history,” he said.

Tumba Rail was formed in 1995 to restore the Ladysmith Railway Station and reopen a section of the Wagga to Tumbarumba railway as a tourist attraction.