OTHR will open the gates for rally this weekend

WELCOME: Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway members invite the community to their inaugural open day rally this weekend.

WELCOME: Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway members invite the community to their inaugural open day rally this weekend.

Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway will hold its inaugural rally this Saturday, March 10 from noon to 4pm and Sunday, March 11 from 8am to noon.

The event is being held in conjunction with Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club, Skoda and Tatra Register and the Society of Drivers, Engineers and Mechanics.

The event replaces Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club’s very popular Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair for this year only, with that event to reappear in 2019.

Organisers say the event is an opportunity to see and hear the progress and plans to recommence rail operations as a tourist attraction in the near future and hear plans for the 2019 Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair.

“Come along and see heritage rail carriages, trikes, steam road engines, cars, trucks, station memorabilia and more,” an organiser said.

OTHR aims to restore the Oberon to Tarana branch line, which is some 24.3km long, as well as establish operating tourist trains.

Barry Hughes will have his popular tractor orphanage in Endeavour Street open for inspection on the day.