Little Train gets new life in mural on museum wall

ABOVE: The Little Train mural on the wall of the Evans Head Living Museum.

A new mural of the historic Evans Head Scenic Railway is on the outside southern wall of the Evans Head Living Museum.

It will be officially opened by Richmond Valley mayor Robert Mustow tomorrow, Monday, December 12 at 10.30am.

Many visitors to the museum fondly remember the Little Train, which was opened in 1946 and was a roaring success throughout the 1950s and 60s. 

The train ran for about 450 metres along the rear of the sand hills between the Evans Head Camping Reserve (now part of Reflections Holiday Parks) and the Evans Head Surf Club.

The mural captures the enthusiasm of the adults and children as they rode the train through the coastal rainforest trees.

The mural is on the southern wall of the museum.

Some of the passengers and descendants of the drivers live in Evans Head.

Locals and visitors are invited to the mural opening.

The mural was made possible through a $1000 grant from the Create NSW Volunteer Grants Program, a funding program administered by Museum & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the State Government. 

The mural project was also supported by a donation from Mr and Mrs Neville Bennett of Evans Head.

Photos from the Living Museum.

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