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April 2021

Working Bees Saturday 17th and 24th
Meet at the rolling stock shed at 9.00am

Oberon Seniors Week Visit Wednesday 14th

Working Bees Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th
Vegetation Control Oberon to Hazelgrove
Meet at the rolling stock shed at 9.00 am

Bi-monthly General Meeting Wednesday 7th
Oberon RSL Old Dining Room 7.30 pm

March Newsletter Uploaded Tuesday 6th

Open Day Saturday 3rd

March 2021

Working Bee Saturday 20th

March Newsletter Uploaded Monday 8th

Open Day Saturday 6th

HS36 was hooked on to the usual Open Day Consist – It was the first time members and visitors had the opportunity to look at it “up close”

HS36 was hooked onto the usual Open Day Consist. Visitors had more access to it from the station.

February 2021

Consultation Meeting with representatives from the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator – Wednesday 3rd

Open Day Saturday 6th

Working Bee Saturday 20th

January 2021

Thursday 28th

  • The Department of Infrastructure, Transport , Regional Development and Communications have sent the Funding Agreement for $1,500,000 for signing. The project refurbishment of the line to Hazelgrove can proceed once signing has taken place.
  • This morning we successfully submitted another grant application for funding of extensions to the rolling stock shed, a turnaround loop at Hazelgrove as well as pathways and fencing in the Oberon Station Yard.

Welcome to 2021

  • We had the first 2021 Open Day Saturday 2nd. The weather was particularly bad as we made preparations for the shunt of the carriages to the station platform. It did improve and overall it was good day. We had a good turn up of visitors. Committee members were there in force and there was much talk about the year ahead.
  • On Monday 4th there was a special committee to discuss the Draft Funding Document that we received in the week before Christmas. Our reply will be determined at the meeting and submitted on Friday 8th.

There will be a General Working Bee on Saturday 16th starting at 9.00 am and for some finishing around 3.00 pm. In recent times a few have kept working until the task was completed.

 

Short Video of David McMurray  Advertising Tourism for Oberon

 

David McMurray Oberon

Channel NINE interview with Publicity Officer David McMurray

Dave was approached by Matthew Webb from Oberon Tourist Information Centre to do an interview on how the covid-19 situation was affecting OTHR. Please click on the news for video.

On The News

Hi-Rail in Oberon Yard Friday 22nd May

On Friday 22nd May OTHR had another visit by the track inspectors from Hi-tech Rail who are based in Bathurst. We were intrigued when they arrived with their hi-rail truck. We soon learnt that they were going to use it to check how rolling stock would traverse through the points that the fettlers had been working on over the last few week. Quite a large number of sleepers and timbers had been removed and replaced.

Overall a good report. Inspectors outlined several areas that needed further attention which is not surprising given the age of some of the sleepers that are in the yard.

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