A long-awaited private Junee railway is rapidly approaching its grand opening.
After first putting the idea to council over 18 months ago, railway enthusiast Peter Neve OAM will unveil his track and locomotives to a select assortment of distinguished guests at a secretive grand opening next week.
Members of the public are not legally allowed onto the property while the track is being used, but Mr Neve hopes the sight of his trains in action will bring joy to the historic railway town.
“It’ll be there for the public to have a look at and enjoy,” he said.
“We have four carriages and two locomotives for people to see, one steam and one diesel.”
The track’s star attraction is the 1915 Hunslet, a sleek steam-powered locomotive.
The Wardle Street track is approximately 350 metres long and will eventually extend to 500 metres.
Mr Neve plans for the railway to become an official tourist point during Junee’s Rhythm n Rail Festival in March.