Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore rail trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Rail Trail Strikes Gold

A community grant will help to have an historic railway wagon return to Axedale, where steam loco hauled goods trains were once loaded and unloaded as an important means of transport. Fosterville Gold Mine and Kirkland Lake Gold 2018 Community Grant program has awarded the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail a $2000 grant, which will help the project relocating an original Victorian Railways ‘GY’ 4-wheel wagon to Axedale.

Fosterville Gold Mine Trudi Jackson presents grant to Friends members Rob Nelson and Mal Ward.

Fosterville Gold Mine Trudi Jackson presents grant to Friends members Rob Nelson and Mal Ward.

This historic static display area is the location of the original Axedale Railway Station, an additional point of interest for O’Keefe Rail Trail users…and perhaps the cause of a ‘selfie’ or two to be taken! The Friends community group plan to refurbish the wagon for public display, and as an educational location for school students. Kirkland Lake Gold is thanked for supporting this community initiative, another instance of business companies assisting the O’Keefe Rail Trail’s development.

 

One response to “Rail Trail Strikes Gold

  1. Terry Hoctor May 30, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Bit disappointing to see a “gy” wagon being dumped out here along with all the giant stumps and logs the COGB want to get rid of….i thought it was supposed to be a Nature Trail?
    There were a colony of Grey crowned babblers here till all the earth works and luminous signs were introduced. Surely you could get a better display than a grain wagon which i hope will not be painted yellow.

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