Railway centenary not forgotten

On July 4, 1918, Clare welcomed His Excellency the Governor, Sir Henry Galway, who arrived on a special train to declare the railway from Riverton to Clare officially open.

The town was in celebration, with flags flying and speeches about winning the war.

The scouts formed a guard of honour for His Excellency, and children sang the National Anthem and the Song of Australia, after which they were treated to a free train ride down the line.

While the railway has gone, a small group of people is determined to celebrate its centenary next July.  Railway historian, John Wilson, is presently completing the finishing touches to his book, The Riesling Railway, which will be released for the centenary.

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