Aerial view of Pete's Hobby Railway by Scott Kirkwood

An aerial look at Pete’s Hobby Railway

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 …

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Volunteers’ Week 2018 — Part 2

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) …

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PHR Volunteers, Wagga Weekly - cropped

PHR and Volunteers’ Week 2018

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 …

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Former Deputy PM visits Pete’s Hobby Railway

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 …

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Peter’s 75th Birthday – A Three Day Extravaganza!

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 …

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2016-4604: Our first 'Track Inspector'

Some Visitors to Pete’s Hobby Railway

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 …

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