HOTHAM Valley Railway celebrates 42 years of steam operations at Dwellingup this month.
In the early 1970s, some Pinjarra residents realised the lightly used branch line still had something to offer and in 1974 created the Pinjarra Steam and Hills Railway Preservation Society, later renamed Hotham Valley Tourist Railway.
The festival on Saturday, September 16 will be held in conjunction with Murray Districts Carriage Club and include the Steam Ranger and Forest Train services, live music, steam tractors, classic cars, a restaurant train, a display of locomotives, arts and crafts stalls and a sausage sizzle.
The Forest Train takes passengers 8km east to Etmilyn along WA’s last surviving light built development railway.
Festival tickets are available from 6278 1111.
There will be limited tickets on the day (cash only).