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 …Continue reading "Rhythm n Rail festival’s special guest"
The Wagga Weekly’s February 9, 2018 issue, had a full page feature highlighting a selection of events occurring over the 2018 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival. Pete’s Hobby Railway was one of these events, with a section entitled, “Train Spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway”. You can view the article below. Other Rhythm n Rail events …Continue reading "Wagga Weekly features “Train Spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway”"
The July 2017 (Issue 122) edition of Narrow Gauge World contains a brief mention of Pete’s Hobby Railway on Page 15. The image included with the article shows the Hunslet breaking the formal ribbon during during our Grand Opening Celebrations. We’ve attached a scan of Page 15 in its’ entirety plus a larger scan of …Continue reading "Narrow Gauge World mentions Pete’s Hobby Railway"
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 …Continue reading "One-Track Mind – Central West Lifestyle Magazine"
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 …Continue reading "Michael Costigan captures us at Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival 2017"
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 …Continue reading "Light Railway – Heritage & Tourist News"
The March 2017 issue of Railway Digest included a half page photo and a micro-article featuring the two “Torpedos” found at Pete’s Hobby Railway, Junee – The Hunslet steam locomotive, Torpedo” and the four-wheeled Sheffield pump trike “Torpedo 2” The photo was taken during our Grand Opening Celebrations by our own Rhys Harrison.Continue reading "Railway Digest, March 2017"
The front cover of the March 16th issue of the Junee Southern Cross featured an article covering the recent Junee Rhythm n Rail festival and it mentions Pete’s Hobby Railway. The fourth column included the following paragraph; Historic train rides drew a crowd to Railway Square, Peter Neve OAM showed off his private railway to …Continue reading "Festival takes off"
Pete’s Hobby Railway was mentioned in an article in the Junee Southern Cross that was promoting the upcoming 2017 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival. The article states that “Festival goers will also be able to witness Peter Neve’s private railway on Wardle Street, which is home to a 1915 Hunslet steam-powered locomotive.” as well as …Continue reading "Full Steam Ahead"
Chris Meldrum from Prime News 7 Wagga visited Pete’s Hobby Railway on Thursday 2nd March and interviewed Peter Neve, the owner of Pete’s Hobby Railway and Nicholas Pyers, our Events Co-ordinator. Also appearing in the clip are Ben O’Malley and Rhys Harrison, two of our team of hard working volunteers. The story was originally scheduled …Continue reading "Making tracks in Junee"