Peter's lifetime of transporting travels from Sydney to Junee Junee Southern Cross Cover, July 5, 2018

Peter brings love of railways to his home

The July 5, 2018 issue of the Junee Southern Cross featured Pete’s Hobby Railway three times. First was a “News Headline Banner” on the 4-page wrap around advertising feature for the paper’s new Digital Subscriptions. Then the the Featured Image on the regular Front Page showcased Peter standing in front of the Perry Steam Locomotive …

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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 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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Image T0322: Time for the initial light engine trials with Matt at the throttle.

Progress Report No 39 — Preparing for the 2018 Rhythm n Rail Festival

Commencing last year, I arranged a public operating weekend for Pete’s Hobby Railway in conjunction with Junee’s annual Rhythm n Rail Festival, held over the second weekend in March. This operation is promoted as “train spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway”, since the public can only view from outside the front fence. For the 2018 RnR, …

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Rhythm n Rail festival's special guest Track+Signal May-July 2018

Rhythm n Rail festival’s special guest

The May-July 2018 issue of Track + Signal reported that former Deputy Prime Minister and avowed railway enthusiast Tim Fischer called in to “a private railway in southern NSW Riverina town of Junee” on Friday March 9, 2018. That “private railway” was Pete’s Hobby Railway 😉 Mr Fischer was in Junee to officially to launch …

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Train Spotting @ Pete’s Hobby Railway – April 24, 2018

We will be operating our fully restored 1915 Hunslet steam locomotive* and Ruston diesel locomotive on Tuesday April 24, 2018 providing plenty of opportunities for visitors passing through Junee for the School Holidays to do some “train spotting” and to take photos or video of them in operation. Train Spotting Times Tuesday, April 24, 2018 …

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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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Wagga Weekly features “Train Spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway”

The Wagga Weekly’s February 9, 2018 issue, had a full page feature highlighting a selection of events occurring over the 2018 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival. Pete’s Hobby Railway was one of these events, with a section entitled, “Train Spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway”. You can view the article below. Other Rhythm n Rail events …

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