Welcome to Pete’s Hobby Railway – Junee

Pete’s Hobby Railway, Junee is exactly that — a small 2-ft (610mm) gauge railway owned and operated as a hobby by myself, Peter Neve, on private property at Junee in southern NSW (Australia).

Pete’s Hobby Railway was “officially” opened at a Grand Opening Event, as part of my 75th birthday celebrations on Monday, February 6, 2017.

It is currently under construction, now that approval of the whole concept by the local Council last year.

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, visitors will be welcome to view, and photograph, Pete’s Hobby Railway from the street only at times that may be advertised (such as during Junee’s Rhythm n Rail Festival , which is usually held in March each year). At other times, it is more than likely that the locomotives and rolling stock will not be easily visible, although the rail track and Loftus station can be clearly seen and photographed.

Updates on the progress with the construction of Pete’s Hobby Railway appear in Progress Reports. These are prepared on an irregular basis and are posted to this web-page after they have been first distributed to those direct volunteers and supporters of the project.

You can also keep up to date with the latest News and Progress Reports about Pete’s Hobby Railway by following us on either Facebook or Twitter. We also have an Instagram page and a YouTube channel.

Separate headings will lead you into details about my locomotives, rolling stock and track including a plan of the proposed layout, as well as a brief history of my former “Weavering Light Railway” which operated at Loftus, in the Sutherland Shire (south of Sydney, NSW) from 1975 until 2015 when the property was sold.

View the short Introduction to Pete’s Hobby Railway Video on YouTube.

A good starting point for more information about Pete’s Hobby Railway is our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Enjoy!
Peter Neve OAM
Junee, NSW Australia.

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5 thoughts on “Welcome to Pete’s Hobby Railway – Junee

  1. Peter has always been an inspiration to me and rail enthusiasts in NSW, ever since I was a teenager way back in the early 70’s. I recall eagerly waiting for the “Railway news” (was that the name?) magazine each month!

    Well done on getting approval for the building of the railway. Junee has always been a favourite overnight stop when passing by so I look forward to an opportunity one day of “viewing” the railway

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Now … if it would only stop raining long enough for the ground to dry out …!
      Pete
      Pete’s Hobby Railway

  2. Hello Peter,
    We have no objection to your latest proposal to Junee Council and support you wholeheartedly in this most worthwhile continuing venture.

    Victor and Gail Borg (rear neighbour).

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