Programme

AALS 62nd Annual Convention

Programme

DATETIMEEVENTMEETING PLACE
Wednesday, March 28 **9.00 amCastledare Miniature RailwayWilson, Niana Station
Wednesday, March 28 **9.00 amEsperance Miniature RailwayTaylor Street, Esperance
Thursday, March 29 12.30 pmOpen for RegistrationsForrest Park
5.00 pmWelcome Drinks and nibbles, No ChargeForrest Park
Friday, March 30 10.30 amMorning TeaForrest Park
3.00 pmAfternoon TeaForrest Park
5.00 pmHappy Hour (BYO drinks*)
* No alcohol sales are allowed in WA licensed clubs on Good Friday
Bowling Club
6.00 pmDinnerBowling Club
7.30 pmALSSC MeetingBowling Club
7.45 pmAMBSC MeetingBowling Club
Saturday, March 31 10.30 amMorning TeaForrest Park
2.00 pmOfficial Opening and Grand ParadeForrest Park
3.00 pmAfternoon TeaForrest Park
3.30 pmDelegates voting cards to be collected Forrest Park
5.00 pmHappy HourBowling Club
6.00 pmDinnerBowling Club
7.45 pmAALS AGMBowling Club
Sunday, April 1 **9.30 am for 10 amFerguson Valley Wine Tasting Tour
for those wanting a break from Miniature trains!!
Forrest Park
Sunday, April 1 10.30 amMorning TeaForrest Park
3.00 pmAfternoon TeaForrest Park
5.00 pmHappy HourBowling Club
6.00 pmDinnerBowling Club
7.30 pmAnnual Awards PresentationBowling Club
Monday, April 2 10.30 amMorning TeaForrest Park
3.00 pmAfternoon TeaForrest Park
5.00 pmFree BBQ at the railwayForrest Park
Tuesday, April 3 **9.00 amNDMES Stirling Miniature Railway - 2½ , 3½ and 5 inch gauges on a raised track and 5 and 7¼ inch gauges on a ground level track, plus a covered steam-up shed catering for all gauges. Balcatta
Wednesday, April 4 **9.00 amNDMES Stirling Miniature Railway
Balcatta
Thursday, April 5 **9.00 amBennett Brook Railway
(lunch at Village Cafe) and Perth Tram Society HQ
Whiteman Park
Friday, April 6 **9.00 amToodyay Miniature Railway
Toodyay
Saturday, April 7 **9.00 amBatavia Coast Miniature Railway
Geraldton
Sunday, April 8 **9.00 amBatavia Coast Miniature Railway
Geraldton
Sunday, April 8 **9.00 amKatanning Miniature Railway

Katanning
March 28th **

Castledare Miniature Railway

Esperance Miniature Railway

March 29th, Thursday

12.30 pm: Open for registrations

3.00 pm Afternoon Tea

5:00pm: Welcome Drinks and nibbles, No Charge 

March 30th, Friday

10.30 am:  Morning Tea

3.00 pm:  Afternoon Tea

5.00 pm:  Happy Hour (BYO drinks - no alcohol sales are allowed in WA licensed clubs on Good Friday)

6.00 pm:  Dinner at the Bowling Club

7.30 pm:  ALSSC Meeting, Bowling Club

7.45 pm:  AMBSC Meeting, Bowling Club

March 31st, Saturday

10.30 am: Morning Tea

2.00 pm: Official Opening and Grand Parade

3.00 pm: Afternoon Tea

3.30 pm: Delegates voting cards to be collected

5.00 pm: Happy Hour

6.00pm: Dinner, Bowling Club

7.45 pm: AALS AGM, Bowling Club

April 1st, Sunday

10.30 am: Morning Tea

3.00 pm: Afternoon Tea

5.00 pm: Happy Hour

6.00 pm: Dinner, Bowling Club

7.30 pm: Annual Award Presentation

April 1st, Sunday **

Fergusson Valley Coach Trip - for those wanting a break from Miniature trains!!

April 2nd, Monday

10.30am: Morning Tea

3.00pm: Afternoon Tea

5.00pm: Free BBQ at the railway

April 3rd/4th, Tues/Wed **

NDMES Stirling Miniature Railway - 2½ , 3½ and 5 inch gauges on a raised track and 5 and 7¼ inch gauges on a ground level track, plus a covered steam-up shed catering for all gauges.

April 5th, Thursday

Bennett Brook Railway and Perth Tram Society HQ

April 6th, Friday **

Toodyay Miniature Railway, Toodyay

April 7th/8th, weekend **

Batavia Coast Miniature Railway, Geraldton

April 8th, Sunday **

Katanning Miniature Railway, Katanning

The Forrest Park Railway at Bunbury, has facilities for 2½, 3½ and 5 inch locos on raised track. 5 inch and 7¼ inch GLT. Drivers of all steam locos please remember to show your boiler certificates before firing up. See below for programme (and the option to download it).

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External Events have been arranged for participants wanting to explore other railways in the region. These are marked with a ** on the programme . You can view details more HERE.

There will be free welcome drinks and nibbles on the Thursday afternoon at the Bowling Club.

Morning tea and afternoon tea will be served each day at the park (10.30am and 3pm).

Lunch will also be available on site from Friday to Monday from mobile caterers.

A caterer will provide evening meals at the bowls club on the Friday to Sunday for $15 a head. These meals are to be paid  for at the time of registration.  You'll have a choice of chicken, beef, or vegetarian, plus a dessert.

There will also be a free BBQ on Monday night for those still at the club.

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Arrangements are being made with a freight forwarder to pick up crated locos from Dandenong and Adelaide to Perth and Bunbury. He can also arrange transport from Brisbane and Sydney to Adelaide and then to Bunbury. The discounted cost from Dandenong to Perth is $200 per cubic metre (usually $260).

The freight forwarder’s details are:

Nathan Godfrey
NGH Express
mob: 0418100564
Web: https://nghexpress.com.au

GOOD NEWS for those wives/partners of train freaks who are in need of a break and want to have some real fun !!.. We are offering an Easter Sunday WINE TASTING TOUR in the beautiful Ferguson Valley. For those interested, please let us know on your registration form so we can get an idea of numbers and costs.