SECTION CARS AND FLAT TOPS RESTORATION PROJECT

Gayndah Heritage Railway is fortunate to have committed members and volunteers to volunteer their time on various projects within our organisation.

The Kemp family led by father Russell and sons Lauchlan, Jackson and Harrison have taken on the restoration of section cars and flat tops as their contribution to preserving railway history in the oldest town in Queensland.

The Kemp family transported the run down flat tops home and begun the long road to restoration. Each flat top was stripped down to the last bolt and nut and completely rebuilt.

After 15 months of work Russell, Lauchlan, Jackson and Harrison presented the 3 flat tops to the members at our Christmas Party on Sunday 18th December.

Members and volunteers of Gayndah Heritage Railway wish to sincerely thank Russell, Lauchlan, Jackson and Harrison for their commitment to our organisation. A special thank you to Russell’s wife and the boys mother Cindy for her support to our organisation.

The flat tops are now on permanent display at the Gayndah Railway Station Complex for viewing by the community and visitors. All visitors are most welcome. For further enquiries please contact Gayndah Railway Station (07) 41 611 308, President Jason Cooper 0427 192 544, Vice President Des Randall (07) 41 611 891 or David Wilson 0409 016 788.

Russell Kemp, Harrison Kemp, Lauchlan Kemp, Jackson Kemp and GHRRT member Mike Goebel stand with one of the restored flat tops on display at the Gayndah Goods Shed on Monday 19th December 2016. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.
A restored flat top on display at the Gayndah Goods Shed on Monday 19th December 2016. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.
Restored flat top with Gayndah Depot clearly visible on Monday 19th December 2016. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.
The first flat top to be restored by the Kemp family, is on display at the Gayndah Goods Shed on Monday 19th December 2016. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.
Restored flat tops on display at the Gayndah Goods Shed on Monday 19th December 2016. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.