Michelle Scott and Michael Ford from Southern Downs Steam Railway (SDSR) will have a stall at tonight’s Volunteering Expo showcasing various train memorabilia.
Michelle Scott and Michael Ford from Southern Downs Steam Railway (SDSR) will have a stall at tonight’s Volunteering Expo showcasing various train memorabilia.

Volunteers expo on right track

TONIGHT at the Warwick Town Hall there will be something a little different for people to see.

The Southern Downs Steam Railway (SDSR) is set to feature a model train set at the Volunteering Expo.

SDSR vice-president Michael Ford said it would be an exciting opportunity to showcase their need for volunteers.

“One of our volunteers will bring the model down as part of the display,” Mr Ford said.

“It is on small rails and it will suit the display as it measures 6ft x 3ft.

“We are bringing out a DVD of some of the trips around the Southern Downs as well as memorabilia and artefacts.”

Mr Ford said volunteers were needed to make improvements to the railway precinct as well as general maintenance.

“Our organisation is completely run by volunteers, without them we wouldn’t exist, even though we are pretty well-known in the community.”

Volunteer roles at SDSR include cleaning and general maintenance roles, engineering and welding.

“We also have a few carpenters who work on some of the wooden carriages that came from up north,” Mr Ford said.

He said they had around a dozen volunteers working on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at working bees.

“We recently did some landscaping work but we are limited on the financial side of things, constantly working to a budget.”

The expo at the Town Hall will run from 4pm to 8pm.



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