Glenapp boy Rob Sibson stands under an Australian flag all night to pay his respects on Anzac Day

GLENAPP boy Rob Sibson has a very unique way of paying his respects on Anzac Day.

LEST WE FORGET: Rob Sibson's banner and Australian flag can be seen by trains passing the old Glenapp railway station. Photo: supplied

LEST WE FORGET: Rob Sibson's banner and Australian flag can be seen by trains passing the old Glenapp railway station. Photo: supplied

Every year he stands in the dark underneath an Australian flag near the old Glenapp railway station as passenger and freight trains pass by in the early hours of the morning.

The 74-year-old also sets up Anzac banners on the property, and has done so for the last 17 years.

"I stand under the flag with a generator, which lights it up," Mr Sibson said.

"No one sees this publicly, only train drivers, but that is who I do it for.

"They go through and they love it."

Mr Sibson said about seven freight trains and XPT passenger trains would pass through while he was stood underneath the flag.

"Last year one of the XPT drivers came in at 4am and I was standing there as he came around the corner," he said.

"He pulled it up and I thought 'gee, what's wrong'. He got out and said 'I want to get a picture of this'.

"It was fantastic. I got a bit of a shock. I didn't know whether he had a problem or something (because) normally they don't stop."

Mr Sibson is known for maintaining the Glenapp signal box and surrounds.

He said Anzac Day was a special time and an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by Australian soldiers.

"My old man was in New Guinea," he said.

"Other than that, I just have a proud feeling for our Anzacs and what they went through.

"When I sit and look out into the darkness I think 'someone could be up there firing a gun at you', but here we are sitting here enjoying our lives."

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