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"
Leon Oberg, was a guest at the Grand Opening of Pete’s Hobby Railway and he wrote a story about the day for the Railway Herald, a UK based publication and this appeared on Page 37 of Issue 537. He says “…it marked the grand opening of what many would describe as the ultimate garden railway” …Continue reading "Former NSW Heritage Officer opens narrow gauge garden line"
On Page 8 of February 10, 2017 issue of Wagga’s The Daily Telegraph, there was an article announcing “Private Junee Track unveiled” There is one error contained within the article… can you work out what that error is??? Despite his intently serious look, Peter really was “Proud as Punch” to see that the Ruston Diesel …Continue reading "Private Junee track unveiled"
The February 4, 2017 issue of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper had an article headlined as “Railway revealed” on the front cover that reported on the Grand Opening of Pete’s Hobby Railway earlier in the week. Additional photos of the event were then published in the People and Place section on Page 4. This story, …Continue reading "Railway revealed, Junee Southern Cross"
The Wagga Weekend Advertiser published an article on Page 4 of the Saturday February 4, 2017 edition announcing that Pete’s Hobby Railway was “…ready for action” The Grand Opening of Pete’s Hobby Railway was not a secretive affair (after all it was announced in the local papers days prior to the event), but it was …Continue reading "Private railway ready for action, Wagga Weekend Advertiser"
Pete’s Hobby Railway is mentioned in Issue 251 (October 2016) of Light Railways, the bi-monthly magazine of the Light Railway Research of Australia Inc. The brief article spans pages 36 and 37, with Page 37 featuring our current “hero” shot of the Hunslet, Ruston and the restored “Guards Carriage” sitting on the small section of …Continue reading "Light Railways Magazine, October 2016"
The October-December 2016 issue (Vol 20, No 4) of Track + Signal magazine has a three page article, written by Leon Oberg, entitled “‘Old-fashioned engineering’ alive and well” that covers the restoration work K & H Ainsworth Engineering performed on the Hunslet steam locomotive, Ruston diesel and carriage. For Ken Ainsworth the exercise was simply …Continue reading "‘Old-fashioned engineering’ alive and well"