Platform restoration work under way for Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway

STARTED: Platform restoration work has commenced at the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway precinct.
STARTED: Platform restoration work has commenced at the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway precinct.

Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway (OTHR) committee have announced that excavation work has started on the Oberon station platform.

The first part of the restoration work is to remove the old sleepers and coping timbers.

The recommendation from council's heritage adviser is that the original sleepers will be replaced from our stock pile of used sleepers to retain the aged and used appearance.

The coping timbers, that form the edge of the platform, are in exceptionally poor condition and will be replaced with new ones with the same dimensions of the original.

The work is being done by the Morestone Group from Bathurst who specialise in retaining walls and structural landscaping. They have indicated that the work will be completed in the second half of November.

OTHR opens the doors to the Oberon Station precinct on the first Saturday of every month coinciding with the Oberon markets.

Opening times are from 10am to 2pm. Donation of a gold coin is welcome.

Help bring the heritage railway history to life by becoming a financial member. Individual Annual Membership costs $20 per year and new members are welcomed at any time during the year.

The association aims to restore the Oberon Tarana branch line which is some 24.3km long and was originally built between 1921-23 as well as establishing operating of a Diesel Locomotive hauled heritage tourist trains and opening Oberon Station as a vibrant Heritage Railway Display.