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Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Inc.
Shane Moorhead Founding President OTHR (2005-2008)

When you want a job done, ask a busy man. OTHR's President, Shane Moorhead fits that description perfectly.

Shane was born and raised on a farm in Oberon. In the mid 1980's he set up Moorhead Engineering which employs 15 people and specialises in lathes and metalwork. Shane designs and manufactures machines for the timber industry and has exported his Moorhead Perfect Rounder to New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Eighteen months ago he branched out into hydraulics and pneumatics and opened up a hydraulics business in Bathurst.
Apart from his keen interest in restoring our railway track and steam trains, Shane's other passions include sailing his 18ft catamaran and driving his imported Aveling and Porter 10 ton steamroller in steam exhibitions and country shows. The steamroller was originally imported from England in 1928 by the Randwick Council and is in good working order.

Shane is a volunteer for the Angel Flight organisation and flies his Piper Cherokee 6 plane to pick up sick people in outback NSW and take them to Sydney for medical treatment. He has been an active member of the Oberon Apex Club for 15 years. In 2006 Shane was honoured with the Oberon Citizen of the Year award.

Shane is shown here with baby daughter Ellie at the very successful Father's Day celebration and opening of the OTHR restoration project at Tarana in 2005.