Battle remains on track at Glenrowan’s station

Residents continue to fight ARTC proposal to save historic rail line
LIVING HISTORY: Glenrowan locals (above) pose for a re-enactment of the historic image taken at the Glenrowan Railway Station on the morning of the infamous Kelly siege of 1880.

GLENROWAN residents haven’t given up their fight to protect the heritage of the historic railway station and tracks by staging a re-enactment of a famous photograph which was taken on the morning of the Kelly siege of 1880.

Locals staged the re-enactment recently to highlight the importance of the existing rail lines’ position relative to the historic station’s platform structure.

They are fighting a proposal by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to lower the rail line under the Beaconsfield Parade overpass to accommodate the double storey freight trains planned for the Inland Rail, rather than build a new overpass at a different location to protect the historic line.

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