Junee’s two passions of music and trains collided once again when the much-loved Rhythm n Rail Festival officially opened on Friday.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, and former deputy prime minister and avid train fanatic Tim Fischer was called in to mark the occasion.
“Rail is back in business – back in business right here in Junee,” Mr Fischer said.
“Every state’s capital city except Darwin is looking at light rail and rail projects of one nature or another.”
This year’s festival boasts more than 30 events and activities, including plenty of live performances, markets, a youth disco, train spotting, a gnome-making challenge, the annual Poet’s Breakfast, and rides on heritage diesel trains.
Music and train enthusiasts can visit Junee’s Rhythm n Rail Festival all weekend.