2016-3087: a weak sun emerged from behind the clouds for a few minutes, allowing me to grab a couple of photos in sunlight!

Welcome to Pete’s Hobby Railway – Junee

Pete’s Hobby Railway, Junee is exactly that — a small 2-ft (610mm) gauge railway owned and operated as a hobby by myself on private property at Junee in southern NSW (Australia). Pete’s Hobby Railway was “officially” opened at a Grand Opening Event, as part of my 75th birthday celebrations on Monday, February 6, 2017. It …

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Torque July 6, 2018 – Four Pages of Coverage

The July 6, 2018 issue of Your Local Weekly Torque featured a massive FOUR pages (out of 16) of coverage of Pete’s Hobby Railway. Kieren Tilly, the “Torque Big Wheel” attended the Grand Opening of the new 1915-style Unattended Waiting Shed that has been constructed on Loftus Station platform. The front cover featured a photo …

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Image 2018.0447: Torpedo 2 was placed on display, still in the car trailer, towards the front of my property where it could be easily seen and photographed from the front fence.

Progress Report 41: 2018 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival

For the second year running, Pete’s Hobby Railway participated in Junee’s annual Rhythm n Rail Festival, this year held over the weekend of March 9-11, 2018. Preliminaries so far as PHR were concerned have already been covered in Progress Report No. 39. On this occasion, PHR also accepted an invitation to be included in the …

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Jenny Archdall from Win News Riverina reports on the Opening of the new Waiting Shed at Pete's Hobby Railway

Win News Riverina covers Waiting Shed Opening

Win News Riverina visited Pete’s Hobby Railway on the morning of our new Waiting Shed opening (Saturday June 30, 2018) and aired a short news item about it on Monday, July 2, 2018. Nicholas, our Events Co-ordinator, and Peter, as Owner of Pete’s Hobby Railway, were both interviewed and footage of some of Peter’s friends …

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Peter's lifetime of transporting travels from Sydney to Junee Junee Southern Cross Cover, July 5, 2018

Peter brings love of railways to his home

The July 5, 2018 issue of the Junee Southern Cross featured Pete’s Hobby Railway three times. First was a “News Headline Banner” on the 4-page wrap around advertising feature for the paper’s new Digital Subscriptions. Then the the Featured Image on the regular Front Page showcased Peter standing in front of the Perry Steam Locomotive …

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Volunteers’ Week 2018 — Part 2

As part of National Volunteers Week, Friday 25th May saw our local Junee Shire Council host a Volunteers’ Summit. This took place in the town’s heritage-listed Athenium Theatre. The first instalment of Pete’s Hobby Railway acknowledgement of National Volunteer Week can be found here. Junee Volunteers’ Summit About a hundred attended the function from (reportedly) …

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PHR Volunteers, Wagga Weekly - cropped

PHR and Volunteers’ Week 2018

This week throughout Australia has been designated as National Volunteers Week during which we acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events were held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration included breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and …

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Image T0322: Time for the initial light engine trials with Matt at the throttle.

Progress Report No 39 — Preparing for the 2018 Rhythm n Rail Festival

Commencing last year, I arranged a public operating weekend for Pete’s Hobby Railway in conjunction with Junee’s annual Rhythm n Rail Festival, held over the second weekend in March. This operation is promoted as “train spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway”, since the public can only view from outside the front fence. For the 2018 RnR, …

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Rhythm n Rail festival's special guest Track+Signal May-July 2018

Rhythm n Rail festival’s special guest

The May-July 2018 issue of Track + Signal reported that former Deputy Prime Minister and avowed railway enthusiast Tim Fischer called in to “a private railway in southern NSW Riverina town of Junee” on Friday March 9, 2018. That “private railway” was Pete’s Hobby Railway 😉 Mr Fischer was in Junee to officially to launch …

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