Fascinating rail history on show at expo: Brookfield

Brookfield’s rail safety ambassador Jack with Rail Heritage WA volunteers Geoffrey Higham and Norm Chapple at last year’s Railfest.
Brookfield’s rail safety ambassador Jack with Rail Heritage WA volunteers Geoffrey Higham and Norm Chapple at last year’s Railfest.

BROOKFIELD Rail’s Track Splat! and Friends Roadshow will return to this Sunday’s Railfest at Bassendean Railway Museum to raise awareness of rail safety.

The roadshow will include visits from the company’s rail safety ambassador Jack, along with an art activity and interactive online game Track Splat! for children to play.

Brookfield Rail corporate affairs manager Melanie Henley said Railfest was a great opportunity to learn about the history of the rail industry.

Exhibits and activities include a swap meet, model railway and heritage displays, guided tours of the museum, children’s activities and music.

The museum’s 60-year old diesel locomotive XA1405 Warienga will be fired up.

Rail Heritage WA volunteer Geoffrey Higham said organisers welcomed Brookfield’s involvement.

“Brookfield Rail, while having a serious message to convey about rail safety, are very innovative in their approach to engaging children and this provides an attraction to the kids at Railfest,” he said.

Gates are open from 10am until 4pm this Sunday, October 11 at Bassendean Railway Museum.