For several years, Pete’s Hobby Railway has been distributing an annual rail-oriented Calendar to its regular volunteers as my way of saying “thank you”. Topics in past years have been of PHR itself or of railway operations, past and present, in the Riverina area of NSW. For the 2021 calendar year, I am proposing to …Continue reading "Pete’s Hobby Railway Calendar 2021 available for sale"
As I had resided in the Sydney metropolitan area of Loftus for over 50 years, the majority of my long-time friends and acquaintances also reside in the Greater Sydney area. Now I reside some 480 rail kilometres from Sydney, it is only occasionally that we are able to get together face-to-face rather than by way …Continue reading "Visitors to Pete’s Hobby Railway"
PHR announces the results of the EOI for disposal of Perry steam locomotive and tender: With a more than a little reluctance, Pete’s Hobby Railway is however pleased to announce that Timbertown Wauchope is the successful applicant for purchase of PHR’s Perry-built steam locomotive. Under the provisions of the Expression of Interest, Timbertown has exercised …Continue reading "Perry Locomotive “Chiverton” sold to Timbertown"
You are reading it here first — Pete’s Hobby Railway is proposing the sale of our 2-ft gauge “Perry” steam locomotive!Continue reading "PHR proposes sale of Perry locomotive"
Short Version Pete’s Hobby Railway wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the donation by Transport Heritage NSW of an original builder’s plate once carried by our Fowler steam locomotive “Perth”.Continue reading "Original “Perth” builder’s plate donated to Pete’s Hobby Railway"
Pete’s Hobby Railway joins, with other rail enthusiast groups and the rest of Australia, in mourning the passing, last Wednesday evening (August 21, 2019) at the age of 73, of former Deputy Prime Minister and long-time railway “tragic” The Hon. Tim Fischer AC from acute myeloid leukaemia.Continue reading "Vale The Hon. Tim Fischer AC"
Since going live in mid-2016, this, the Pete’s Hobby Web Page has received almost 30,000 hits. Search Engines place Pete’s Hobby Railway at the top of the Enquiry Page. Through the marvels of WordPress, the web page programme that PHR uses, the Administrators are able to determine the country of origin of each of these …Continue reading "Web Statistics for Pete’s Hobby Railway"
— First Division Introduction: Welcome to Pete’s Hobby Railway Calendar for 2019. This is the first of my annual calendars to be specifically devoted to my “Pete’s Hobby Railway”. Hopefully, it won’t be the last! The calendar is produced by a commercial photo camera laboratory (for the second year, through Harvey Norman in Wagga, as …Continue reading "Pete’s Hobby Railway 2019 Calendar"
It was during our Rhythm n Rail operating weekend earlier this year that Scott Kirkwood, a friend of one of our regular volunteers, offered to take an aerial photograph of Pete’s Hobby Railway using his drone. The end result was most impressive and will certainly explain better than my waffling-on, the construction stage that had …Continue reading "An aerial look at Pete’s Hobby Railway"
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) …Continue reading "Volunteers’ Week 2018 — Part 2"