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Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair Feb 2016

On 12 and 13 February 2016 the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair is planned once again by Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club. The Oberon to Tarana Heritage Railway will be participating including holding our 10th anniversary dinner! See our page on the fair for more details and forms for the dinner.

Recent works for the Lowes Mt Road crossing

Working Bee – 26 November 2015

We have made the front page of the Oberon Review with these latest works! View the front page here.

First 20m half of the crossing prefab dropped into the trench on Lowes Mount Rd on Thurs 26th Nov.

First 20m half of the crossing prefab dropped into the trench on Lowes Mount Rd on Thurs 26th Nov.

Second half of crossing prefab about to be dropped into the trench.

Second half of crossing prefab about to be dropped into the trench.

Second half in place – aligned but not yet connected.

Second half in place – aligned but not yet connected.

Fish plates being placed and bolted up to secure the stock rails and check rails.

Fish plates being placed and bolted up to secure the stock rails and check rails.

Two halves of the crossing being joined as dog spikes are driven home by jackhammer.

Two halves of the crossing being joined as dog spikes are driven home by jackhammer.

Half the crossing open for traffic on the Thurs afternoon with temporary tar seal.

Half the crossing open for traffic on the Thurs afternoon with temporary tar seal.


Previous working bee
Start of the Lowes Mount Rd level crossing pre-fabrication by OTHR fettlers. Some 66 sleepers have been laid out and spaced.  Running rail and check rail have been laid out and joined by fishplates.  94 lb rail is being used for both running rail and checkrail. This photo shows about half the crossing length.

Start of the Lowes Mount Rd level crossing pre-fabrication by OTHR fettlers.
Some 66 sleepers have been laid out and spaced. Running rail and check rail have been laid out and joined by fishplates. 94 lb rail is being used for both running rail and checkrail. This photo shows about half the crossing length.

The Council excavator frames the OTHR fettlers as they discuss the next stage of the work.

The Council excavator frames the OTHR fettlers as they discuss the next stage of the work.

The other half of the crossing – running rail laid out, check rail in the process of being laid out and joined.

The other half of the crossing – running rail laid out, check rail in the process of being laid out and joined.

As of Tues 10th Nov the left hand running rail and check rail have been pinned to the sleepers. The right hand rails await gauging and pinning.  The photo shows about half the crossing length.

As of Tues 10th Nov the left hand running rail and check rail have been pinned to the sleepers. The right hand rails await gauging and pinning. The photo shows about half the crossing length.

General Notices

The next Ordinary Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 7.30pm
in the Oberon RSL Club. All members are invited to attend.  

A Working Bee will take place from Saturday 2nd January 2016 to Wednesday 6th January 2016.
Meet at the Rolling Stock Shed at 8.00 am – Late comers welcome
Working Bees start at 8.00 am and finish 3.00/4.00 pm
Contact Track Manager Graham Williams 0422 596 438 for more information.

Railway Heritage Display – Oberon Station – Saturday 5th December 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
A collection of railway items, maps, photographs and merchandise on display.