Faces of the past return to The Workshops

01 May 2013

The Workshops Rail Museum at duskPast and present carriage builders, wagon builder and trimmers from the North Ipswich Railway Workshops will come together on 11 May for a reunion and morning tea to share in the spirit of the Ipswich icon.

This event will see different generations of the workers catch up over morning tea with The Workshops Rail Museum playing host to some familiar and less familiar faces as stories of busier times are relished.

Following the success of the Paint Shop's 100 year celebration last year, reunion morning teas for the various Workshops are being organised by past workers for a trip down memory lane.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the morning teas gave past workers an opportunity to reconnect.

“As the vast majority of past workers are coming into their later years, it’s great to see these morning teas being organised and seeing the generations of workers come together,” Mr Moritz said.

“They all have The Workshops in common, and it's interesting to hear how work processes and culture have changed between one generation and the next.

"It also gives them an outlet to discuss a workplace that for some would have taken up majority of their working lives, not everyone especially in today's work environment can appreciate that."

For more information on past Worker reunion morning teas, contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.