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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).

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