CHANCES are if you've lived in Leeton shire over the past five decades, burned into your brain would be the sounds of the Lions train.
In more recent times the Leeton Lions Club train has enjoyed an upgrade, but many have asked what happened to the old rig that spent thousands of hours carting young children and their families on joy rides as part of community events, parties and the like?
Many were worried the piece of history would be left to ruin in a scrap heap somewhere, but that is certainly not the case.
The train was not thrown out, rather retired after 48 years of service to the community.
Just where it would end up was something the club had to ponder, according to president Frank Pirrottina.
"Lions members had to make a decision on how we were going to dispose of this much-loved icon in our community," he said.
"It was finally decided to donate the train to the Yanco Powerhouse Museum.
"By giving it a suitable protected area it would be seen by all visitors to the museum and be on display for many years to come."
So, history isn't lost and for those feeling nostalgic for the train or perhaps want to show off the "old girl" to their own children or grandchildren, the Yanco Powerhouse Museum is the place to go to do so.
The Leeton club also plan on providing a sign for the display at the museum, which will give the history behind the lions train.
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