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2009 AALS Annual Convention
Castledare Miniature Railway in Perth,W.A

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This interesting little Garratt was seen in the 5" gauge steaming bays In the loco shed - Steve Reeves' 7.25" Rainhill and period rolling stock Les irwin brought his 7.25" NSW 70 class across from Berry in NSW Ken Austin has almost finished his 4" scale Burrell traction engine
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Ken Austin has a drive of John Wakefield's SAR 22 class 2-10-4 loco The Brack boys from Gosford won the Road Steam trophy for their steam wagon John A'Beckett seems to be having a good time with his 5" NSW 38 class Pacific Steve Reeves looks the part in period costume for the grand parade
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Dave Giles from New Zealand drives the gas-fired Shay he built for Alf Bond Clive Jarman's 3" Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies traction engine is immaculate A view of the extensive roundhouse on the Castledare Miniature Railway Paul Sherman and his big WAGR tank engine. Paul drives full size trains for a living
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Some of the activity at Castledare Station on the Saturday afternoon The largest loco was Richard Stuart's ride-in 7.25" gauge Garratt Junior member jamie Thompson drives his grandfather's loco in the grand parade Retiring AALS President Barry Glover is presented with a painting by incoming President Roger Kershaw