As part of their fundraising efforts, they have been nominated as part of Essential Energy’s Essential Community program, where local community groups can receive up to $2,500 in funding… but THEY NEED YOUR HELP!!!
They need YOU, and your family and friends, to vote for them, every day until May 31st! The more votes they get, the more money they could be awarded!
Voting is simple!
It’ll take less than a minute to vote!
- Visit the website below
- Select Zone 8
- Select Junee – Regional Heritage Transport Assoc from the list that will appear
- Enter your email address, and then confirm it
- Click Vote
- Do this EVERY DAY until May 31
And please SHARE this link with your friends and family! Encourage them to vote every day too!
ps: You do NOT need to live in Junee, nor even Australia, to vote!
About the Junee Roundhouse
For those who don’t know, at 100-foot,
the Junee Roundhouse was the largest turntable in the Southern Hemisphere when it was built in 1943.
The Roundhouse is of brick construction and has 42 repair bays, a machine shop, and until the demise of steam in the early 1960’s, had a large elevated coal stage and a de-ashing pit.
With the arrival of diesel power came dramatic changes to the workforce, especially in the trade areas. Boilermakers, blacksmiths and steamfitters were replaced by diesel fitters and electricians.
The Roundhouse was built to replace the original locomotive depot situated adjacent the southwest line at the northern end of the Station. (Now opposite the Baptist Church in Main Street, Junee).
It is now the only first circular Roundhouse in Australia that is fully operational, with Junee Railway Workshop occupying and operating over half the bays; and with the Junee Roundhouse occupying the remaining bays and the former staff block.