Bathurst Historic Car Club visits OTHR
Today (20th June) saw 15 members of the Bathurst Historic Car Club have a guided tour through the Heritage listed Oberon Station, then onto the Rollingstock Shed. Where they viewed and leant about OTHR’s Locos 7307 and 7321, the 1897 American Style End Platform Carriages known as Car Set 21, Wickham Gang Car and Track Inspection Car. The group were also shown a variety of fettlers hand tools similar to those which were used in building the Oberon Branch Line in 1921-23. Following the guided tour the Car Club Members enjoyed a fantastic morning tea that was laid on by Victoria in the station building.
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 email@example.com
- Carpentry – The lock up Door, Install wooden yard gates at northern fence near home signal,
- Container – Clear up inside container to allow storage of tools
- Clean up and weed control – Weed control along line to Hazelgrove, tidy up storage area at the tip.
- Mechanical – Tractor service
- Museum & station display – List the origin, add ownership of exhibits (database or spreadsheet) Display of signals and points,
- 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 the area in front of office. Work shop or kitchen? Fix drips in roof and gutters, Doors to rolling stock shed. Put gravel in between sleepers on 2nd & 3rd roads into Rollingstock shed
- Track – Relocate ladder on home signal.
Heritage Operators Licence (HOL) from Albion Street to Hazelgrove
OTHR has applied to John Holland Rail CRN for a variation to OTHR’s Heritage Operators Licence (HOL) to include a further 6 km’s of track north of Oberon to Hazelgrove Station Yard. In a parallel application to Office National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) OTHR has applied for a variation to its existing Rail Infrastructure Manager (RIM) & Rolling Stock Operator (RSO) accreditation to include the additional 6 km’s of track North of Oberon to carry out track maintenance and operate TMV’s
OTHR's RIM & RSO accreditation
OTHR has applied to Office National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) for a variation to its existing Rail Infrastructure Manager (RIM) & Rolling Stock Operator (RSO) accreditation, to shunt Rollingstock by Locomotive within the Oberon Station Yard.
Visit Oberon Railway Station and Rollingstock Shed
Coming to Oberon? Why not visit Oberon Railway Station and Rollingstock Shed? In the Heritage listed PC3 station building you will see a photo display of the Tarana Oberon branch line history, OTHR’s restoration of the Oberon Yard Precinct and railway memorabilia. Walk through and seat down in 1897 American style End Platform Carriages. In the Yard view a variety of trikes and track inspection cars and a short walk down to the Rollingstock Shed where you can find our 73CL Diesel Locomotives, more carriages and inspection cars.
Open on the 1st Saturday of the month between 10.00am to 2.00pm or by appointment for groups (see Contact Us page on OTHR.com.au)
Admission charge is $5.00 (18 years and over)