Former Australian Deputy PM Tim Fischer Commemorated at Albury Station

Former Australian deputy-prime minister Tim Fischer (L) and French Consul General Laurent Delahousse (R) flag off 20 classic Citroen Traction Avant cars, built in France between 1934 and 1957, at the start of the 2006 Dreamquest trans-Australia trek in Sydney, 26 July 2006.(TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/Getty Images)

Former Australian deputy-prime minister Tim Fischer (L) and French Consul General Laurent Delahousse (R) flag off 20 classic Citroen Traction Avant cars, built in France between 1934 and 1957, at the start of the 2006 Dreamquest trans-Australia trek in Sydney, 26 July 2006.(TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/Getty Images)

Renowned rail devotee Tim Fischer has been honoured with a special commemorative plaque at Albury Railway Station a year after the former deputy prime minister died, aged 73.

Hundreds of people lined the platform of Albury Railway Station last August as a heritage train carrying his coffin pulled into the station with a round of applause before his state funeral in the NSW border town.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said on Saturday Mr Fischer was a tireless advocate for rail transport and it was fitting to have him commemorated at the historic station he frequented often.

“Tim was a rail man through and through. He studied railway gauges and after retiring from politics was the special envoy for the Adelaide to Darwin railway line and travelled on the first Ghan to Darwin in 2004,” Toole said.

“Albury Station was a special place for him in his later years where he hosted a three series local radio podcast The Great Train Show.

“A statesman and a gentleman, Tim was a true friend to the people of bush and was held in high esteem by people across Read More – Source