Penguin mini-railway destined for the scrap heap

October 16, 2023 10:29 am in by

The once popular Penguin Miniature Railway will be scrapped if a recommendation to be tabled at Monday night’s Central Coast Council monthly meeting for October is accepted.

The railway started operation in 1990 at the eastern end of Johnson’s Beach and was popular with families and families, but closed in 2016 due to the unavailability of volunteer drivers and a number of derailments becoming a safety hazard.

A report to be tabled at tonight’s meeting says the site still has a significant section of track in place, now in disrepair, and railway equipment stored in clocked tunnels and a shipping containers on site.

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It says related infrastructure is also on site, possibly requiring repair or removal.

The report recommends the council dissolve the Penguin Miniature Railway Management Committee and support any clean-up work at the site achievable through its regular maintenance and work schedule.


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