The Cootamundra Tourism Action Group (CTAG) has asked the council's tourism and economic development officer, Jeana Bell, to develop a regional 'Trainspotters Trail' for the Visit Cootamundra website.
At its June meeting, TAG discussed a regional trail that could start in Gundagai with the bridges and local museum, then move to Cootamundra with its overhead viewing platform which affords a view of the vintage diesels belonging to Southern Shorthaul Railroad (SSR).
The trail could go on to the Bethungra Spiral, where a new viewing platform has been installed by Junee Shire Council, and to Junee Train Station and Roundhouse Museum.
CTAG's report to council suggested the trail could continue to Temora, to their small but active train museum, then return to Cootamundra via Stockinbingal.
"Stockinbingal will be part of the inland rail route, and Ellwood's Hall now hosts a model train event," the report said. "The online trail could include historical facts, photos and stories as well as the suggested itinerary."
It was also suggested that SSR are currently using part of Sutherland's Transport yard in Cootamundra, and there could be opportunities for open days for SSR to show off their vintage trains and restoration activities.
As the Bethungra Spiral viewing platform is not well marked, council planning manager Sharon Langman said she would mention the potential to make it more prominent in a forthcoming meeting with the ARTC.