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Working Bee on Wednesday 17th January
Shifting materials from Station into storage
in preparation for painting the interior.
Start at 8.00 am Finish mid afternoon
Latecomers very welcome

March Heritage Transport Rally

10th & 11th March 2018 at the Oberon Railway Station Precinct.

Saturday 10th March, 12 – 4 pm Sunday 11th March, 8 – 12 noon.

Heritage Rail Carriages – Section Cars/Track Maintenance Vehicles

Steam Road Traction Engines – Cars – Trucks

Station Memorabilia display

Working Bees 2018

A list of jobs we would like to complete during future working bees. It may be necessary to change the structure of future working bees. Five day in a row at the beginning of each month is not practical for many of the members. If you have an idea or suggestion to make about this email the President Greg Bourne at gpbourne@gmail.com

Carpentry  –  The lock up Door, Store room shelving, Install wooden yard gates at northern fence near home signal, Walkway across 2/3 road crossing.

Container  –  Clear up inside container to allow storage of tools

Clean up and weed control  –  Take away all garbage, Weed control along line to Hazelgrove and beyond, At the tip. Protect the sleepers from Fire and theft. (Bring into Oberon Yard), Tidy up all the area at the tip.

Mechanical  –  Tractor service, Wheels on sleeper inserter

Museum & station display  –  List the origin ad ownership of exhibits (database or spreadsheet) Display of signals and points, Station, empty out, paint, set up displays balance into storage?

Office  –  Office sort documents and develop a filing system

Painting  –  The lock up – paint exterior, Paint the timbers on restored S-Wagon, Paint carriage roof – Silver- shield and other colour, Paint ends of culverts

Rolling stock shed  –  Develop area in front of office. Work shop or kitchen? Fix drips in roof and gutters, Doors to rolling stock shed. Put fill over tracks and 1st and 2nd road (Identified hazard that has not been addressed)

Track  –  Relocate ladder on home signal.

MISSION STATEMENT

Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway (OTHR) mission is to be an accredited train operator to run a tourist train from Oberon station to the Oberon branch siding at Tarana station on the main western line. This would allow for tourists to ride in a heritage train along the Oberon Tarana branch line which was also known as the pioneer line.

Further, the running of this train would generate tourist related jobs in the Oberon area and give residents in the Oberon Bathurst area an opportunity by volunteering at OTHR to enhance rail heritage in the local area.

Also network with other rail heritage groups and museums, at Valley Heights, Lithgow, Zig Zag, Oberon, Bathurst and Orange to form a Heritage Railway partnership to promote the area as Railway Tourist Precinct.

Fund Raiser

Have you made a donation recently?

Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Inc. (OTHR) is constantly raising funds. With all the goodwill in the world, our vision cannot happen without a constant cash flow and you can make it happen.

OTHR committee has a Business Plan to bring the Oberon Tarana Branch Line up to operating specifications but there are a myriad of start-up costs, independent reports and dollar for dollar grant contributions to cover.

With our vision, hard work, and your contributions that vision will become a reality.

OTHR committee will have Stage One, Oberon to Hazelgrove up and running within two years of reaching our funding goal, but it is up to you to help reach that goal.

To make that donation head to “GoFundMe” at https://www.gofund.me/2mhftk44 and follow the prompts, or simply send a cheque to P.O. Box 299, Oberon NSW 2787 and mark it “fundraiser”.

General Notices

The next Ordinary Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7.30pm
in the Oberon RSL Club. All members are invited to attend.  

The January 2018 Working Bee has been cancelled.
For more information contact – Greg Bourne, President. 0437 389 684 or gpbourne@gmail.com

Railway Heritage Display – Oberon Station – Saturday 6th January 2018 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
A collection of railway items, maps, photographs and merchandise on display.