Over the Melbourne Cup long weekend in November 2011, the Association of Railway Enthusiasts and The Rail Motor Society organised a four day tour through the central, western and northern parts of New South Wales to Cobar in the far west of the state, 754km from Sydney.
The route of the trip was Sydney – Lithgow – Orange – Parkes – Narromine – Cobar – Narromine – Dubbo – Binnaway – Werris Creek – Tamworth – Werris Creek – Telarah (near Maitland).
The trip was operated by CPH1 and CPH7, two historic 1920’s CPH “Tin Hare” railmotors that have been superbly maintained by the dedicated volunteers at The Rail Motor Society in Paterson.
The second video in this series features the afternoon leg of the journey on Saturday October 29 2011 from Lithgow through Bathurst to Orange where we stayed overnight.
For more info on The Rail Motor Society, their website is http://www.trms.org.au/
The Railfan Shop should be able to provide info on ARE tours http://www.railfanshop.com.au/
© 2011 James Brook
Alice Springs Tours