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.
Open Day Saturday 6th
Working Bee Saturday 20th
Short Video of David McMurray Advertising Tourism for 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.
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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