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Memorable Holidays by Rail

Share your favourite train holiday memory (or great grandma, mum, dad, nan or pop’s) and you could win two tickets to The Vintage & Retro Fair!


The Australian Technology Park, venue for The Vintage & Retro Fair this month, is the site once occupied by the Eveleigh Railway yards. These heritage listed buildings were constructed back in the 1880s and are some of the best examples of railway workshops showing off their rich history while elegantly combining its contemporary purpose as a creative hub for the community to experience trends in artistry, events, education and performances.

Entering this venue is likely to bring back holiday memories and stories from a bygone era – when a rail trip was a significant feature of the family’s annual holiday – for better or for worse!
With affordable flights and comfortable, modern air-conditioned cars and coaches making up today’s preferred mode of holiday transport, it would be wonderful to hear your stories from decades past that include a memorable train journey.

Platform_2,_Weston-super-Mare_railway_station Chris McKenna Pacific_parlour_car photo donielle wikimedia commons


There are three double passes to The Vintage & Retro Fair at Australian Technology Park, September 27 – 29, for the most entertaining train travel stories!
In 100 words or less, share your train story in the comments field below.


Competition closes midday Wednesday, September 25 and the winner will be contacted by email that afternoon. Good luck!