Lachlan Valley Railway (LVR) is not-for-profit organisation established in 1974 for the purpose of collecting, preserving and presenting the railway heritage of NSW.
Today the LVR operates a wide range of rail journeys featuring NSW’s most beloved heritage trains ranging from steam, diesel and vintage rail motors right across regional NSW.
The LVR is a not for profit society with 500 members across Australia and internationally.
During the 2018/19 financial year (LVR’s 45th year) our operations carried 10,453 customers and 18,000kms were travelled in revenue service covering about 60% of the NSW’s regional railway lines.
The LVR is always welcoming any person with rail, trade or customer service skills (if you don’t have any we are still happy to get you on board!)
Beautiful old hall in the heart of Old Junee. ‘Abundance, co-operation and thriving together’.
Operating on solar, the hall also boasts a playground, kitchen facilities, toilet amenities, air conditioned supper room, main hall with stage (and fans), ample parking.
Seats 120 people max. Available to hire year round.
Pete’s Hobby Railway is a small 2-ft (610mm) gauge railway located on private property at Junee in southern NSW (Australia). Locomotives, steam and diesel, formerly used in the cane field tramways of Queensland, have found a new home in Junee.
In order to help out in the promotion of Junee as the “1870s railway town”, Pete, with the assistance of his volunteers, has undertaken to demonstrate Pete’s Hobby Railway during various festivals and events held in Junee throughout the year, especially Rhythm n Rail.
Unfortunately, owing to the specific requirements of the Rail Safety National Law 2012 (NSW), Peter is NOT permitted to open Pete’s Hobby Railway for public inspection and/or rides.
However, visitors will be welcome to view and photograph Pete’s Hobby Railway, but from the street only – operating at times that may be advertised (such as during Junee’s Rhythm n Rail Festival). At other times, the railway, including the replica 1915 era country railway station, can still be viewed and photographed from the street, however locomotives and trains may not be visible.
Pete’s Hobby Railway is always on the look-out for volunteers to assist with the restoration and maintenance of the locomotives and rolling stock, maintenance and development of the track, and to help operate the railway on operational days.
Commonly known as the Roundhouse Museum
Regional Heritage Transport Asscociation – Junee Inc. is a volunteer organisation which operates a very popular museum at one of the most significant transport heritage sites in regional New South Wales.
Junee Roundhouse is a unique facility which embodies the optimism, hard work and the determination of generations of rail industry workers and leaders. It offers us the opportunity to show our visitors the transport modes and technologies of the past and the role which a regional centre played in maintaining the national transportation service.
With our partners, Junee Railway Workshop, we also offer a view of a vital element in current railway operations – a working locomotive depot.
We also house an impressive model railway and memorabilia of rail past.
The Festival is a community-organised major event which has contributed to the local economy; driving growth, expenditure and showcasing local businesses.
From its inauguration in 2008, the Festival program has grown and so has its attendance from 2,000 to 4,000 in five years and was also the winner of the NSW Inland Tourism Festival Award for 2014.
Each year the Festival delivers its beloved rail and rhythm themed activities but continues to grow by creating new and innovative activities that broadens the market.
Riverina Schoolboys Rugby League Football Carnival have run a Rugby League Football Carnival on the first Saturday in August every year since 1943 with the exception of 2016 when the carnival was cancelled due to wet weather making the grounds and parking areas unusable.
Entries are from the local Group 9 clubs as well as from Group 20, ACT and surrounding areas as well as teams from Victoria. Players from Under 6 age division (introduced in 2019) through to Under 15 age division with girls eligible to play up to Under 12 age group.