The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway has received a boost worth almost $10,000.
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The landmark line, which dates back almost 100 years, has hosted many a lightweight locomotive carrying seasonal vegetables, timber, livestock and passengers.
All that ceased, however, from 1979, and the dedicated volunteers from the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Committee have been working hard to restore it ever since.
"With their vision for reviving this historic piece of infrastructure, it was an absolute pleasure to present members of the committee with a $9248 grant under the Communities Environment Program," federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said.
"The funding will go towards their weed control project which includes a mobile tank and boom unit. Well done, Graham Williams, Greg Bourne, David McMurray and everyone that's contributed to the restoration of this important project."
The Australian Government has also committed $1.5 million for the Heritage Railway to open the first section of track between Oberon and Tarana.
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