A rare photo showing the turning of the first sod of the Oberon Tarana Railway by Mr Estell. May 28th 1921
Mr Estell was the Minister for Works and Railways. Also present were the Acting Premier (Mr. Dooley), Carl Wood Johnston
(MLA for Bathurst and the acknowledged "father" of the line) and various other Parliamentary representatives.
Both the acting Premier and Mr Johnston gave assurances that the line would be complete in 2 to 2 1/2 years -
a promise which was subsequently kept!