Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, Boree Creek's most famous export, will forever be a part of his hometown after Federation Council unveiled the Tim Fischer Community Park on Sunday.
During the announcement Mr Fischer paid tribute to the community spirit of Boree Creek.
"What a great honour," he said.
"I don't deserve this but I appreciate it."
Mr Fischer along with 200 others had travelled from Albury to Boree Creek aboard a classic 47 class diesel locomotive to raise money for the Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre.
It was the first time in at least a decade that a passenger train has visited Boree Creek.
The Rock to Boree Creek line is generally only frequented by grain trains when necessitated by the year's harvest.
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Mr Fischer grew up in Boree Creek where he was educated and later farmed.
"It's nice to be going home-home, on a special train with over 200 people and for a good cause," he said.
Net-proceeds from the Riverina Spirit tour were donated to the Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre Trust.
Mr Fischer is being treated for his acute leukaemia at both the Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre and Melbourne's Peter Mac.
Of his health, Mr Fischer said "It's up and down, but thanks to the good work of the Albury Cancer Centre I have no complaints."
Director of Rail National Services, Ross Jackson, who also is a part of the Lachlan Valley Railway Society helped organise the Riverina Spirit ride.
"Personally for me I wanted Tim to experience train travel to Boree Creek," Mr Jackson said.
"We wanted him to have the opportunity to enjoy it. It has always been known as Tim's line, the Boree Creek line.
"I don't think it's been done since the 70s and I wanted him to be a part of that and he certainly wanted to do something for the community with the fundraiser.
Mr Jackson said the train was fully booked out with 217 aboard and they hoped to raise $5000 to $6000.
"Everyone here has a smile on their face it brings Albury station to life it's a fantastic thing to see come together," he said.
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