Train Spotting — June 30 & July 1, 2018

Train Spotting at Pete's Hobby Railway, Junee Hunslet steam locomotive

Train Spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway, Junee
Hunslet steam locomotive

A group of Peter’s friends and the volunteers of Pete’s Hobby Railway will gather on Saturday, June 30, 2018 to help Peter and the team celebrate the Grand Opening of the new 1915-style Unattended Waiting Shed that has been constructed on Lotus Station platform.

We will also be operating on Sunday July 1st, 2018 and the public are welcome to view, from the street, our trains in action over the weekend.

Train Spotting Times

The Ruston, with carriages, at rest on the end of Loftus Station, Pete's Hobby Railway Junee

The Ruston, with carriages, at rest on the end of Loftus Station

Saturday, June 30, 2018
   &
Sunday, July 1, 2018
10:00am — 4:00pm

Visitors are most welcome to view, and photograph, Pete’s Hobby Railway in action during these hours, but only from the street.

Please note that under the provisions of the Rail Safety National Law 2012 (NSW), Peter is NOT permitted to allow the public on his property for closer inspection and/or train rides. However, excellent viewing is available from the street frontage.

See our FAQs for more information about this.

Another Bon Fire Evening

2017-4343: Bon Fire at Pete's Hobby Railway September 2017

2017-4343: Bon Fire at Pete’s Hobby Railway September 2017

Assuming it is not too wet, the rather large accumulation of branches etc that have again piled up in the middle of the Western Lawn will become a bonfire early Saturday evening — The exact time will depend how tired all the volunteers feel after running the trains (remembering that we have 3-4 hours prep to get the Hunslet up to steam and ready to operate) but we hope to light the bon fire as dusk descends upon us.

We will try and position the Hunslet in an appropriate location to get some interesting photographs of it with the fire background.

Getting to Pete’s Hobby Railway

Getting to Pete's Hobby Railway

Simplest way of getting to Pete’s Hobby Railway from Railway Square, Junee
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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 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).

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.

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