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 and the public will have the opportunity to view and photograph the trains from outside of the property, along the front fence.

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

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

Getting to Pete’s Hobby Railway

Pete’s Hobby Railway is located just on the outskirts of town on a property called “The Roses” in Wardle Street, Junee, NSW, Australia.

The best way to get to Pete’s Hobby Railway during the 2017 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival is to use the Omnibus Preservation Society’s Bus Route which will operate with pick-ups from various locations around Junee, including Pete’s Hobby Railway, every 20 minutes through out the afternoons.

Otherwise, if you are driving, the simplest way to find Pete’s Hobby Railway is to follow the signs in town that point to the Junee Roundhouse Museum. Turn off the Olympic Highway onto Harold Street towards the Roundhouse. Wardle Street is the SECOND street on your right (note you’ll pass two laneways as well). And Pete’s Hobby Railway is the second last property on your left – you’ll easily see the railway and station from the street 🙂

You can find The Roses aka Pete’s Hobby Railway on Google Maps.

Limited parking will be available on the verge in front of Peter’s property. Please respect our neighbours and avoid blocking access to their properties.

Day of Total Fire Ban

or extreme temperatures
* If there is a day of Total Fire Ban declared in, or around, Junee on a scheduled Working or Operational Day, we will NOT be operating the Hunslet Steam Locomotive. However, we may elect to have it pushed (and pulled) along the track by the Ruston Diesel Locomotive, or placed in a location suitable for photos to be taken.

If the temperature is 30℃ or above on an Operational Day, we may elect to not operate the Hunslet Steam Locomotive. Again, we may use the diesel to push and pull it instead, or placed in a location suitable for photos to be taken.

Not open for public inspection, nor rides!

Unfortunately, owing to the specific requirements of the Rail Safety National Law 2012 (NSW), I am NOT permitted to open Pete’s Hobby Railway for public inspection and/or rides.

However, the public are welcome to view, and photograph, Pete’s Hobby Railway from the street only.

See our FAQs for more information about this.

Other Junee Rhythm n Rail Events

For more information about the various other events operating during the 2017 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival please use the link.

There will be a Street Parade, Market Stalls, a Bush Dance and Dinner, Heritage Rail Dinner Train, an open air cinema experience at Australia’s most haunted house, various musical events at different locations and a Poet’s Breakfast to name just a few of the events.

Image DSC_7641_29631: A happy carriage load of Peter’s friends enjoy a ride on Pete’s Hobby Railway. The restored 1955-built Ruston diesel locomotive is on the left.

2016/4831 – Blow down to clear sediment from the boiler.

2016/4831 – The fully restored 1915 Hunslet steam locomotive in action.

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