WHO ARE WE?
The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway was formed in 2005 after the Oberon Council held a public meeting in July 2004 to establish a Committee charged with the task of exploring options for the use of the rail corridor between Oberon and Tarana. As a result of community interest, a Railway Group was formed and in 2005 it became formally known as the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Inc. (OTHR)
WHAT AND WHERE IS THE OBERON – TARANA LINE?
The 24.3 km Oberon to Tarana railway line which was opened in 1923 and last operated in 1979, is a unique line. It has one of the steepest gradients of any track in New South Wales and is a very scenic railway as it descends from the Oberon Plateau through wooded hills and farming country to the beautiful Tarana Valley, crossing two creeks and the Fish River.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Our mission is to restore the disused Oberon to Tarana railway line railway line to a standard suitable for a heritage tourist railway. This involves gaining and keeping accreditation to restore the line from the powers that be, and using our volunteers and limited funds to do the job.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
As a volunteer group we are always looking for new members with skills that may assist us. Everything from management and marketing to fettling and mechanical repairs is required. There is a high emphasis on safety management and assistance in this area is always welcomed.
We also have a dedicated membership body who just provide a small financial boost, and moral support and general interest in our heritage rail project which is just as valuable to us.