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 Who we are 

 ‘Launceston & North East Railway’ is the trading name of ‘Diesel Traction Tasmania Inc. We are also a registered Men's Shed. 

We are a volunteer-run, not for profit, incorporated association in Tasmania, Australia. We are governed by the Tasmanian ‘Associations Incorporation Act 1964’.

Our vision is for tourist and heritage railways and we are the leaseholders of a 12.5km stretch of the North East line between Turner’s Marsh and Lilydale. 



Association Name: Diesel Traction Tasmania Inc.

Association Registration Number: IA 11030

Trading Name: Launceston & North East Railway (L&NER)

ABN: 30 909 187 586

also a

Registered Men's Shed.


Postal Address:

Launceston & North East Railway

PO Box 1039




General Enquiries:

Please use our Contact form to send us an email.



 Key People 2023-2024.


Board Members & Roles:

 Ivan Dean Chairman of the Board.

Michael de Bomford | Vice Chairman of the Board.

Dianne Venn  Secretary

Mark Unal  Treasurer



  Board Member  Brian McKenna.  

Board Member  Ken Moray.  

Board Member  Greg Stewart.

Board Member  David Payne.

 Board Member  Darren Bosworth.

Board Member  Ian Nicholas.

Board Appointee Roles:

  Technical Support Officer  Greg Stewart.

Membership Officer  Mark Unal.

Sleeper Plaque Manager  Mark Unal.




To contact any of our key people directly, please click on the links (highlighted text) in the list above. Your mail application will open automatically.

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