The North East railway line has celebrated its 150th anniversary this past weekend with exciting events held right along the train line.
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre hosted celebratory activities over the weekend, with barbecues, displays at local train stations, and heritage train journeys stopping through Seymour, Benalla, and Violet Town on the way to Wodonga.
Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland was on hand to open the proceedings on Saturday morning, making a speech and unveiling a plaque to commemorate the anniversary in Seymour.
“Events like this demonstrate the incredibly proud connection our region has to its railways,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Amazing work has been done to preserve this history and get our next generation excited about our railways.
“I want to congratulate everyone involved with this milestone, including the volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve the history of our railways and all our railway workers past and present.”
Ms Cleeland said that through her role as MP, she had been lucky enough to meet with those involved in preserving the region’s railway history on several occasions.
“I’ve had the pleasure of attending events like this right across the electorate,” Ms Cleeland.
“From events at Violet Town’s Southern Aurora Memorial to the start-up of heritage locomotives in Seymour, I have met some incredible people doing an amazing job in preserving an important part of our local history.
“You will never meet a group of more passionate people than those involved with our railways.”