About Pete’s Hobby Railway
Pete’s Hobby Railway is exactly that — a 2-ft (610mm) gauge railway owned and operated by Peter Neve on private property at Junee in southern NSW (Australia) as a hobby only.
The railway is being constructed under an exemption provision contained in the Rail Safety National Law (NSW), No. 82a of 2012, which means that Pete’s Hobby Railway does not operate under the same requirements as the “big” railways, such as Pacific National, Transport Heritage NSW or other tourist and/or heritage railways to which the general public are admitted.
Provision 7 (2)(a) of the Rail Safety National Law (NSW) states that:
This Law does not apply to or in relation to the following railways…
A railway that –
(I) is privately owned and operated as a hobby; and
(ii) is operated only on private property; and
(iii) does not operate on or cross a public road; and
(iv) is not operated for hire or reward, or provided on hire or lease; and
(v) to which members of the public do not have access (whether by invitation or otherwise).
This is quite apart from OH&S considerations and insurance liabilities.
Accordingly, it is regretted that Pete’s Hobby Railway is NOT open for public access and/or rides. However, the public are welcome to view, and photograph, Pete’s Hobby Railway from the street only!
Peter Neve OAM – owner of Pete’s Hobby Railway
Introduction to Pete’s Hobby Railway Video
View the short Introduction to Pete’s Hobby Railway Video on YouTube.
Layout of Pete’s Hobby Railway
Pete’s Hobby Railway is still under construction, but is fully operational. Below is a diagram showing the current extent of track laid.
You can compare this to the diagram contained in Progress Report 07 to see how far the project has progressed.
Progress Report 33 includes a summary of when various sections of track were laid.
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