Probus Beaudesert members visit Glenapp Railway hut

A GROUP of 25 Probus members visited the old Glenapp railway station site on Friday for a history lesson, tour and a spot of lunch.

The site still boasts the original hut built in 1930 and the last remaining structure from the decommissioned Glenapp Railway Station, meticulously cared for by brothers Rob and Dennis Stibson, affectionately known as The Glenapp Boys.

Probus tour director Neville Creen said the weather was kind to them, despite raining when they left their meeting point at Beaudesert museum.

“It was a bit wet when we drove through Tamrookum but by the time we got to Glenapp it cleared up,” he said.

“When we arrived, they had morning tea all set up for us under a marquis.

“Rob gave us a tour around the place and gave us a talk about his time at Glenapp as a young lad when his father was involved in pumping water for the trains.”

Mr Creen said the group was then treated to a barbecue lunch at the site.

“In between the main course and dessert we heard from Ray Drynan who used to own the property from the border to Tamrookum,” he said. 

“He gave us an actual history of the area and Rob gave us the run down on what it was like to live there.

“It was a beautiful day and many say it was the best outing we have had so far.”