Major news – a branchline many thought was long left to ruin in NSW is reopening – well least a short section that was once closed – to allow privately run passenger train operations to again return.
In late February 2016 a heritage railmotor will operate along a section for the first time in nearly a decade beyond Kandos and terminate at Rylstone around 7km further on.
This is meaning significant clearing work on the track is needed as the Kandos to Rylstone section is heavily overgrown in the past decade since closure of the section.
Tickets for the train event can be purchased via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rylstone-rambler-show-special-tickets-20400390116
Source: NSW Heritage Railway Stations and Infrastructure, Facebook group post, 15 January 2016.
See also http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/3669045/rylstone-line-to-re-open-for-show-train/?cs=1233