Christmas railway display a huge hit

Christmas railway display a huge hit

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Homeowner Kevin Bradney with his pedal powered Christmas train. Photograph — Richard Polden.

Christmas may have come and gone but a magical lights display in Pelham Street, Armadale will still be on until December 31.

Kevin Bradney has been hanging Christmas lights since the 1990s as a way of sharing the festivities and Christmas spirit with the community.

“We first started when we lived in Gosnells and have kept the tradition alive here in Armadale since 2001,” he said.

“As far as I know I operate the only miniature railway interactive display in Perth, which makes it rather unique amongst other lights displays.”

Mr Bradney’s train is pedal powered and each year he offers guests the chance to travel on the carriage along 47-metres of track around the rest of his lights display.

“Although I am safety conscious and I do my best to make things safe for others and people are reminded that they ride my mini train at their own risk,” he said.

“Instructions will be given before each ride to ensure that everyone is safe and anyone who wishes to take video or photographs can do so if they choose to.”

The display is lit up from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every night, weather permitting.

Donations collected from those who visit the display will go to the Starlight Foundation.