ON THE PLATFORM: (Back, from left) Shannon Lotz, Bev and Steve Marston, and (front) James Laundon.
ON THE PLATFORM: (Back, from left) Shannon Lotz, Bev and Steve Marston, and (front) James Laundon. Warwick Daily News

Jazzing it up on the platform

THE magic of steam trains and the wonder of jazz music combined at Jazz on the Platform at the Warwick Railway Station on Sunday.

Entertainment by the South Street Jazz band had people wanting more.

Southern Downs Steam Railway (SDSR) events co-ordinator Steve Marston said the Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival was a community event.

“The food was exceptional - we had roast beef and pork, pudding with custard and a potato and leek soup,” Mr Marston said.

“We had an exceptionally beautiful day and lovely skies.”

Mr Marston attributed the day's success to the efforts of the volunteers.

“Events like Jumpers and Jazz elevates the town and we are more than happy to be a part of it,” he said.

SDSR operations manager Bob Bingham said the festival attracted visitors from everywhere.

“It's been explosive as far as the number of people are concerned,” Mr Bingham said.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves and it's a fantastic atmosphere with the trains. The railways act as a good linkage to the community.”



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