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Steam in Australia 2017
Kevin Hoggett visited a number of preservation sites in early 2017, Click on
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This report covers Perth Area Attractions in Western Australia, see also James Waite's visit in 2015..
"To conclude our Australian experience, just a couple of bits from Perth, WA: It really wasn't the time to visit there, no one runs steam in their hot dry summer, however, we did visit Bassendean Railway Museum which has a large collection of Western Australian locolocomotives, mainly British built, but a couple of local ones too. It's well worthwhile.
The other railway we visited was in Whiteman Park north of Perth: The 610mm (2ft) gauge Bennett Brook Railway was built here on a green field site and is most impressive with a large circuit and a branch line. The railway is fully signaled with semaphores. It is a very friendly railway, volunteer run. At present they only have one operating steam locomotive, but are busy restoring one of two SAR 2-8-2s in their fleet which will hopefully be ready late this year. The vintage tramway was also in operation with an original Perth tram."
ARHS Bassendean Railway Museum - http://www.railheritagewa.org.au/museum/pages/bassendean/
Bennett Brook Railway http://bbr.org.au/