PRESERVING HISTORY: David Zipf is helping unload the railway cargo at the Mundubbera railway precinct.
PRESERVING HISTORY: David Zipf is helping unload the railway cargo at the Mundubbera railway precinct. Philippe Coquerand

Ride the mini train and grab some bargains

IF YOU'RE a fan of railways and great second-hand deals, then look no further.

The Mundubbera Enterprise Association is hosting a garage sale trail and railway open day for train enthusiasts and thrift shoppers for the North Burnett on October 20.

Beginning in 2010, the Garage Sale Trail gives everyday Australians a chance to minimise their impact on the earth by reselling all of their second-hand items.

Chairman of the Mundubbera Heritage Rail Group Bruce Serisier believes combining the sale and the railway would create a positive community event.

"It's part of our history, and once it's gone then that'll be it,” Mr Serisier said.

Since the railway station was decommissioned several years ago, the remaining structure has been left as an important landmark to the town.

"We may have lost the railway but we won't lose the station, and that's worth preserving”.

After first being constructed in 1914, the railway withstood more than three floods and a fire throughout its long history.

Wanting to encourage more visitors to the site, Mr Serisier believed creating this community event in conjunction with the garage sale trail would raise awareness.

"We've got stalls, a barbecue, and even a miniature train for children on the day.”

The Mundubbera Men's Shed and the ladies from the Mundubbera Heritage Rail Group are among those selling food on the day.

Hiring the children's attraction from the Apex Club of Maryborough, kids can ride the miniature train for one gold coin donation.

The event will begin at 8am at Mundubbera Railway, with a raffle to be held as well.


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