Image 2017.4140: Ben gets a photo.

Train Spotting during School Holidays

With a nice warm spring day forecast again for this coming Thursday, and before school holidays finish, an operational day is planned for Pete’s Hobby Railway. Both the 102-year old Hunslet steam locomotive and the Ruston diesel locomotive will be used to haul our carriages across now 400m+ length of track in service in Peter’s …

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Image Joel 2424: With Ben at the controls, the Ruston hauls a loaded train through Loftus platform as some public enviously look on.

Steaming ahead on new track, plus a Bon Fire!

With a nice warm spring day forecast for this coming Monday, an operational day is planned for Pete’s Hobby Railway. This will also be an opportunity to run the train over the full length of the recently extended track, now in excess of 400 metres in length and crossing my front driveway twice. Weather conditions …

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Image 2017.1768: The Hunslet diesel hauls two well-laden carriages up the eastern grade towards the southern terminus.

Progress Report 27 – Our First Public Viewing Days

As part of the 2017 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival, Pete’s Hobby Railway conducted our first two publicised Operating Days, where we operated the trains and had the public visitors to the Rhythm n Festival viewing, from the street, the Hunslet steam locomotive and the Ruston Diesel locomotive hauling our passenger carriages. We even had …

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Hunslet Steam Locomotive at Pete's Hobby Railway, Junee

Pete’s Hobby Railway operating during Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival 2017

As part of the 2017 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Pete’s Hobby Railway will be operating our fully restored 1915 Hunslet steam locomotive* and Ruston diesel locomotive on Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2017 from 12:00noon until 4:00pm. We plan to have regular runs of the locomotives just after the Omnibus arrives in Wardle Street …

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Progress Report 25: Grand Opening of Pete’s Hobby Railway

Under perfect weather conditions, Junee’s latest rail attraction, “Pete’s Hobby Railway”, was officially opened on Monday last (6th February). Approximately 60 friends of Peter, some local, others from as far away as Sydney, made the journey to Junee to be present at the opening and also help celebrate his 75th birthday. Over the previous two …

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