Bruce, the sleeping car, arrived on site to couple with Annie in late October. Bruce is named after a station in the Port Augusta – Quorn rail line (now known as the Pitchi Richi Railway). It is a first class sleeper with ten apartments (upper and lower) that entered service on the East-West Express between Port Pirie and Kalgoorlie in 1927. A small lounge area with a self service breakfast bar has been established in Annie, the dining car next door.
This project will develop skills in students and community in running a small accommodation facility thus providing a wider base in the hospitality area and business studies
Provide a unique tourist attraction for the town
Students have the opportunity learn a skill that would lead to future employment
Increase student and community pride and develop an enterprise that will provide purpose for training and employment.
Develop a healthy work ethic
It will generate profits and ensure the sustainability of the Park facility
It will provide education through work in a hospitality environment of a bed and breakfast
It will develop tourism as a vital new long-term source of income and employment for the town.