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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 to Year 2025

  • Obtain Heritage Operator Licence (HOL) for the Oberon yard.
  • Obtained HOL on 29 th August 2017
  • Obtain track certification of the Oberon yard.
  • Obtained track certification for roads 3 & 4 on 07.01.20
  • Obtain accreditation for Rail Operations, Infrastructure Maintenance, Track Vehicle Maintenance and Rolling Stock Restoration within the Oberon Yard.
  • Obtained ONRSR accreditation for Track Maintenance, Rolling Stock Restoration in July 2017.
  • Obtained ONRSR accreditation to operate Track Maintenance Vehicles within Oberon Yard in July 2017.

 

  • Obtain accreditation for shunting of rolling stock using a tractor within Oberon yard by February 2017.
  • Obtained ONRSR accreditation in July 2017.
  • Commence holding Heritage Transport Rally.
  • Commenced in March 2018.
  • Increase the number of the days that tourist can enter and view the Oberon yard precinct.
  • Appointments can now be made for Group bookings.
  • Increase the number of displays and activities for tourist view.
  • Commenced in March 2018 and ongoing.
  • Continue to seek opportunities for more Rolling Stock acquisitions and progress its restoration.
  • In Progress. Privately owned Car Set No 21 on site is presently being restored.
  • Increase the number of memberships and volunteers of OTHR.
  • We have increased new memberships and number of volunteers.
  • Maintain Oberon Yard, Station and Rolling Stock and Sheds.
  • Ongoing and being maintained, completely restored the station platform retaining wall in 2019/20.
  • Obtain HOL for the Oberon Branch line from Oberon Yard North of Albion Street to Hazelgrove.
  • Application made to TfNSW. Approval pending.

 

  • Restore the railway line between Oberon Yard and Hazelgrove.
  • Federal Government has announced to fund $1.5M to restore part of this railway line.
  • Obtain track certification of the line between Oberon Yard and Hazelgrove.
  • This will be done once the railway line is restored.
  • Apply for accreditation for Rail Operation and Rail Infrastructure Maintenance from Oberon Yard to Hazelgrove.
  • Application will be made to ONRSR on completion of track work to Hazelgrove once the railway line restored.
  • Set a target date for work train to operate to Hazelgrove.
  • Target date will depend on the above 3 items.
  • Set a target date to run Diesel Locomotive hauled Tourist Train from Oberon to Hazelgrove.
  • Described as per the dot point above.

 

10 Year Plan to Year 2030

  • Obtain HOL for the Oberon Branch line from Hazelgrove to Carlwood.
  • Apply for State and Federal funding to restore the line to an operational condition.
  • Restore the railway line from Hazelgrove to Carlwood. (Just South of the Snake Valley Creek bridge).
  • Set a target date to run Diesel Locomotive hauled tourist train from Hazelgrove to Carlwood.

 

15 year Plan to Year 2035

  • Obtain HOL for the Oberon Branch line from Carlwood to Tarana.
  • Apply for State and Federal funding to restore the line to an operational condition.
  • Restore the railway line from Carlwood to Tarana
  • Set a target date to run Diesel Locomotive hauled tourist train from Carlwood to Tarana.