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 …Continue reading "Train Spotting during School Holidays"
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 …Continue reading "Steaming ahead on new track, plus a Bon Fire!"
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 …Continue reading "Progress Report 27 – Our First Public Viewing Days"
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 …Continue reading "Pete’s Hobby Railway operating during Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival 2017"
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 …Continue reading "Progress Report 25: Grand Opening of Pete’s Hobby Railway"