After a very rainy Saturday night we were unsure just what to expect weather wise Sunday morning. Well it was still raining when we got up, but regardless, the run was still definitely on and it turned out to be a beautiful sunny Queensland winters day.
We had two meeting points, one at Chermside and the other at Woodford, near the water tower. Those who went from Chermside via Caboolture got caught in heavy traffic due to the markets there being delayed following some heavy early morning rain. Anyway, we all had morning tea together at Woodford, which turned out to be a then beautiful sunny Sunday morning. We welcomed Wally and Tracey Heard from Childers who drove down to be with us in their restored A40 Hi Lite Utility.
Glenn, our organiser for the day, had us on the move about 11.30am for the short drive to the Woodford Railway Museum where he had arranged for our cars to be parked inside, separate from the public carpark. Brian, from the Woodford Railway Society, provided a brief overview of the railway society and the facilities they have on hand. Our entry fee to the site included a train ride to the end of the line before lunch, not a long ride, but an interesting one along a former Queensland Railways branch line, which originally ran from Caboolture to Kilcoy. Work is in hand to extend the length of the line, but as with all volunteer groups, progress depends on funds and volunteers.
Austins on the day were, in no particular order, A110 Westminster, A90 Atlantic, Freeway, 1800, A40 Ute, Lancer, A40 Somerset and A30. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day out with good company, as it always is. Thanks again to Glenn for arranging it and to the Railway Society for having us.