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"
This week throughout Australia has been designated as National Volunteers Week during which we acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events were held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration included breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and …Continue reading "PHR and Volunteers’ Week 2018"
Pete’s Hobby Railway at Junee received a surprise visitor last Friday afternoon in the guise of former Deputy Prime Minister, and avowed railway enthusiast, The Hon. Tim Fischer AC. As the Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival’s long term patron, Mr. Fischer was in town to officially launch the Festival’s 10th anniversary at a special event …Continue reading "Former Deputy PM visits Pete’s Hobby Railway"
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 …Continue reading "Peter’s 75th Birthday – A Three Day Extravaganza!"
During the first week of November, we had an intensive four days carrying out track extensions and other works on Pete’s Hobby Railway. With a large number of volunteers on site (well, large for PHR!), Nick offered to provide lunches all round – financed by PHR, of course. The menu for each day was slightly …Continue reading "Feeding the Volunteers"
With the warmer finally arriving in Junee, we have seen a couple of visitors to Pete’s Hobby Railway. Our first visitor was discovered late in the afternoon of 25th October. I had been trimming low level branches along the western boundary of “The Roses” (the name of my property in Junee) when I came across …Continue reading "Some Visitors to Pete’s Hobby Railway"