Railway history celebrated at Glenapp: Photos

MORE than 80 years of history was celebrated at Glenapp on Wednesday with the 84th anniversary of the Glenapp railway hut.

Located on the Brisbane to Sydney railway line near Rathdowney, the decommissioned control hut is one of only a few of its kind left in the country.

It was rescued from demolition by brothers Rob and Dennis Sibson in 2007 when train and track movements became centralised and control huts such as the one at Glenapp became redundant.

Buoyed on by fond childhood memories of the area, the Sibsons decided to restore the hut and leave it as a piece of history for those who grew up and worked on the railway at Glenapp.

The brothers lived near the hut when their father pumped water out of the creek for steam engines that stopped along a loop line to allow trains coming from the other direction to pass.

"The hut is one of the few left in the country, this is the only one left with levers on it," Mr Sibson said.

"When they went to automotive they were going to knock them down.

"It is a piece of history."

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