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, Peter Neve, 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, …

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Image Joel 2424: With Ben at the controls, the Ruston hauls a loaded train through Loftus platform as some public enviously look on.

Steaming ahead on new track, plus a Bon Fire!

With a nice warm spring day forecast for this coming Monday, an operational day is planned for Pete’s Hobby Railway. This will also be an opportunity to run the train over the full length of the recently extended track, now in excess of 400 metres in length and crossing my front driveway twice. Weather conditions …

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Page 208 of the Spring 2017 Issue of Central West Lifestyle magazine

One-Track Mind – Central West Lifestyle Magazine

Pete’s Hobby Railway was featured in Volume 18,the Spring 2017 edition, of Central West Lifestyle magazine in an article entitled “one-track mind” This issue highlighted various attractions in and around Coolamon and Junee. The article covering Pete’s Hobby Railway was “the last word” feature item, appearing as the last article of the issue, on the …

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Michael Costigan captures us at Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival 2017

Michael Costigan of MC3801 Productions visited the 2017 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival and has submitted a video of his visit to YouTube. Michael visited many of the train related activities over the weeking, including visiting Pete’s Hobby Railway. The image he captured of Pete’s Hobby Railway commence at 22:52 and features the Hunslet steam …

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Progress Report No. 32 – The Hunslet returns!

Following advice from Ainsworth Engineering that the caulking of the firebox weep had finally been successfully completed together with other adjustments and modifications, followed by a static steaming test, arrangements were put in hand for “Torpedo” (Hunslet 0-4-2T, B/n 1187 of 1915) to be collected from Goulburn and returned to Pete’s Hobby Railway at Junee. …

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Peter’s 75th Birthday – A Three Day Extravaganza!

Three Days — Eleven Locations, culminating with the Grand Opening of Pete’s Hobby Railway! This is the story about how one little idea and a comment from Nicholas grew in to a massive Three Day Extravaganza! Visit to Wagga Rail Heritage Museum, including BBQ Lunch Visit to RAAF Base Wagga Heritage Centre Visit to Ladysmith …

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Light Railway Issue 255 Page 37

Light Railway – Heritage & Tourist News

The June 2017 issue of Light Railways, the bi-monthly magazine published by the Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc, featured Pete’s Hobby Railway on Pages 36-37 in their Heritage & Tourist News section. The article covers the Grand Opening and Peter’s 75th Birthday celebrations as well as a general overview of the development of …

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Image 2017.1913: My Hunslet shares space within Ainsworth Engineering’s heritage workshop with a rather large traction engine.

Progress Report 29 – The Hunslet at Goulburn

The Hunslet at Goulburn A trip to Sydney on Tuesday 4th April enabled a brief stopover at Goulburn to inspect progress with the modifications and adjustments to my Hunslet steam locomotive following operational experience gained after its major overhaul in 2015-16. Post-overhaul adjustments include; Caulking of a minor steam weep at the front left of …

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