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The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway (OTHR) mission to operate a heritage tourist train from Oberon Station to the Oberon branch line siding at Tarana Station, a number of planned steps are required to achieve this aim.

5 Year Plan

  • Obtain Heritage Operators Licence (HOL) for the Oberon Yard.
    • Obtained HOL 29th August 2017 
  • Obtain Track certification of the Oberon Yard.
    • Oberon Yard certification completed (October 2015)
    • Oberon Yard recertification completed (December 2017)
  • Obtain Accreditation for Rail Operations, Rail Infrastructure maintenance, Track maintenance vehicles, Rolling stock restoration within the Oberon yard.
    • ONRSR Accreditation for track maintenance, rolling stock restoration (July 2017)
    • ONRSR Accreditation for the use of track maintenance vehicles (July 2017)
    • Applying for accreditation for shunting of rollingstock with a tractor by  February 2019
    • Applying for accreditation for shunting of rollingstock with a Loco by June 2019
  • Increasing OTHR profile as a tourists destination.
    • Started with the Heritage Transport Rally in March 2018, now ongoing through many group bookings.
  • Increase the number of the days that tourists can view / enter the Oberon Yard precinct.
    • Group booking now available by appointment.
  • Increase the number of displays / activities for tourists to view
    • .Started in March 2018 and now ongiong.
  • Rolling stock acquisitions / restorations.
    • Continuing restoration of Car Set 21, Privately owned section car now on site.
  • Increase the number of volunteers of OTHR
    • Have increased new membership, now ongoing
  • Maintain Oberon Yard, Station, and Rolling Stock, Sheds, Tourist profile and activities.
    • Started in March 2018, now ongoing.

10 Year Plan

  • Obtain Heritage Operators Licence (HOL) for the Oberon Branch line from the Oberon Yard to the Oberon Branch Line Siding at Tarana Station.
    • On hold until land swap issue between Oberon Council, JHR and TfNSW is resolved.
  • Obtain track certification for the line between Oberon Yard and Hazelgrove.
  • Obtain Accreditation for Rail Operations, Rail Infrastructure maintenance, Track maintenance vehicles from Oberon Station yard and Hazelgrove.
    • Applied for Accreditation for Rail Operations, Rail Infrastructure maintenance, Track maintenance vehicles from Oberon Station yard and Hazelgrove. (On Hold)
  • Have set a target date to run work trains to Hazelgrove, reset to 11/11/2019 (40 years since the last schedule train), due to land swap issues.
  • Have set a target date to run a heritage tourist train form Oberon to Hazelgrove reset to May 2021 due land swap issues.
  • Maintain as per the 5 year plan and include the line /activities to Hazelgrove.

15 Year Plan

  • Obtain track certification for the line between Hazelgrove and the Oberon Branch Line Siding at Tarana Station.
  • Obtain Accreditation for Rail Operations, Rail Infrastructure maintenance, Track maintenance vehicles from Hazelgrove to Oberon Branch Line Siding at Tarana Station.
  • Maintain as per previous plans and include the line / activities to Tarana Station