Back in the day in Tasmania there was a passenger rail service. In 1978 the last trip of the Tasman Limited took place and I believe this is the train that would have stopped at the Perth Railway Station.
What we have here now is an engine, a toilet stop for people using the Midland Highway, a kids playground and two dodgy old trees that have been made safe by converting them into chainsaw art figures. The first tree represents passengers waiting for the train. It’s a good thing they are wooden as it will be a very long wait.
The second is a ‘fireman’ or ‘stoker’ – the guy who kept the fire going in the engine to heat the boiler to produce steam to make the thing move.
I could have done with the fire as it was 2°C when I took these pictures. The frost had shrunk from the touch of the sun but there were still shades of white on the playground equipment.