Ride a miniature train and raise money for drought stricken communities

Fundraiser: TDME president, David Scott standing in front of the Victoria Park Railway Station.
Fundraiser: TDME president, David Scott standing in front of the Victoria Park Railway Station.

This Sunday’s (September 16) public running day at the Tamworth Miniature Railway will raise funds for the R U Aware We Care drought campaign.

All profits from public train rides and the Loco Café will be donated to the campaign to assist farmers in the grip of drought across the region.

Traditionally, September is the most popular of the monthly running days, with the track operating for nearly ten years.

Members of the Tamworth and District Model Engineers, operators of the miniature railway, voted to make the donation to support the local community.

On a busy day, up to half a dozen trains can run across two main circuits and the Oxley Loop, offering the best railway views in the region, plus two tunnels (featuring new animal designs inside) and the Keith Singh bailey bridge, from which passengers can see across Oxley High School and out to the airport.

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Trains run from 10am to 3pm on the third Sunday of every month, with a traditional fundraising day each May, now being added to with support for the R U Aware We Care campaign, this Sunday 16th September.

All aboard: TDME president, David Scott, driving a loco on the miniature railway.

All aboard: TDME president, David Scott, driving a loco on the miniature railway.

The Miniature Railway is situated at the top of the hill in the Botanic Gardens precinct, off Piper Street, Tamworth, and features the Victoria Park Railway Station, Loco Café, garden seating and a sheltered area for families.

Contact: Tamworth District Model Engineers president, David Scott: 0409 418 278 or 6762 2375.

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