Century notched at Ladysmith Railway Station

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Mark Pottie,Colin Heinzel and Richard Goodman.
FULL STEAM AHEAD: Mark Pottie,Colin Heinzel and Richard Goodman.

RESIDENTS from across the Riverina flocked to Ladysmith on Sunday to commemorate the 100-year history of an iconic railway station. 

Retirees relished a blast from the past as the Tumba Rail group hosted a range of historical displays, model trains, vintage cars and dated machinery from the Ladysmith Railway Station’s century of service.

Wagga MP Daryl Maguire unveiled a replica of the train station’s original sign to celebrate the milestone event. 

Gundagai’s Terry Harmer described the Centenary as a “shot of nostalgia” for the older locals. 

“It might just look like a few slabs of concrete to most, but for the old timers it has so much sentimental meaning,” he said. 

“I remember jumping off the coach at Ladysmith for work as a youngster.

“It’s great to see it last this long without being demolished completely.”

Chairman of Tumba Rail Richard Goodman spearheaded the event, organising markets and food stalls for attendees.