A SMALL crowd of residents turned out to witness the arrival of history at Belmore Manor this week, as a rail carriage was lifted into the backyard of the bed and breakfast.
The carriage, believed to have been built in the late 19th century, will be used to add two new rooms which are likely to become some of the most soughtafter accomodation by rail fans in Junee.
Belmore Manor owners Terry and Jeanne Kennedy had been looking for a rail carriage to add a unique edge to their business and eventually found what they were looking for in Hammond Street.
Jeanne Kennedy said the carriage was originally taken off the railway in mid-1970s.
“We have a lot of work to do to (restore it), but it’s a labour of love,” she said.
Many residents were able to have a look inside the carriage before the work starts and a grand opening of the carriage as accomodation is planned.
“(We) can’t wait for the job of returning it to its former glory,” Mrs Kennedy said.