Railway station once again welcomes train passengers

Australian Railway Historical Society NSW Division member John Watsford (from
Sydney), train driver Phil Smith (Narromine) and tour director Spencer Ross with the 402 rail car at the Cobar Railway Station on Sunday.

An historic rail car packed with train buffs pulled into the Cobar Railway Station on Sunday morning as part of an Australian Railway Historical Society western area tour.

The group of 19 passengers and four staff on board the HPC402, a rail car built in 1934 and which used to run on NSW country branch lines, left Paterson near Maitland on Friday.

Their five day tour took in Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar, Parkes and Cootamundra.

Tour director Spencer Ross said the train, which is an operating rail motor museum vehicle, is still running well…full story in this week’s edition out now!