One Junee resident has taken his love for trains to the next level with plans to build a 500-metre-long track.
Peter Neve OAM has a 20 metre long track set up but after almost a year of negotiating with council he has approval for the extension.
“Council had a few concerns but I’m hoping when it’s up and running those concerns will be alleviated,” Mr Neve said.
With council approval came restrictions. This includes not being able to take passengers and strict operating times. General public cannot ride in the train or be on the property but can view the train from Wardle Street when it’s running.
“The paperwork I’d have to do (to be able to have passengers) is the size of an encylopedia Britanica,” Mr Neve said.
The rail enthusiast has had a passion for trains since he was young and was awarded his OAM for service to the preservation of Australian rail heritage.
To volunteer to help with the trains or building the track contact Mr Neve via his website http://www.peteshobbyrailway.club.