Murtoa Railway Model
A unique model of Murtoa’s very own railway history is currently on display, created and donated by clever local artist, John Gerdtz.
Murtoa Railway Precinct
John Gerdtz of Murtoa has created this train model, based on his memory of how it was when there were both Steam & Diesel trains in the late 1960’s & early 1970’s. The model includes buildings, sheds and workings which have since been removed. John has also included many of the local identities during that time.
John began this project in 2019, originally for the enjoyment of his grandchildren, but as it grew bigger, a new home was needed to house it.
John Gerdtz has kindly donated this model to the Murtoa & District Historical Society, 2022.
Spot the local identities included in the display
Kel Taylor: On the silo
Mrs Betty Sargent with daughter, Meredith and son, Donald: Hanging out the washing and playing in the yard
Doug Coates: On the verandah of a house
Jimmy Shone: Refuse truck
Dinny Lindsay: Brambles truck
Maurie Shone: Goods delivery for K & J Baker
Les Cornell: On signal box platform
Bert Lucken: On signal tower