How OTHR came about – In July 2004 Oberon Council held a public meeting 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. (hereafter referred to as OTHR).
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.
OTHR plans to establish a business which will be a tourist railway on the disused Oberon to Tarana railway line. Stage One of the project will be to restore the track from Oberon Railway Station to Hazelgrove Siding. Stage Two of the project will be to restore the line from Hazelgrove to Carlwood Siding and the final Third Stage will be the restoration of the line from Carlwood Siding to Tarana Railway Station.
Membership now exceeds 250, and regular meetings & working bees take place throughout the year.
7.30 pm on the FIRST Wednesday of the month in the Function Room at the RSL Club.