A BAND played and a big crowd craned to have a look as Tarana finally got its Bathurst Bullet stop on Monday.
A celebration was organised to mark the debut run for the second Bathurst Bullet daily return service to Sydney - and its debut stop at the village between Bathurst and Lithgow.
Both the second Bullet and the original Bullet are now stopping at Tarana and Rydal after the NSW Government responded to persistent lobbying.
"Times have been pretty tough in the bush over the last couple of years and it's good to have something to put a smile on people's faces," Tarana Valley Community Group committee member Greg Dargin said.
Mr Dargin estimated a crowd of between 150 and 200 people was on the Tarana platform to see the second Bathurst Bullet pull in on Monday morning amid music from a live band and a celebratory hot breakfast.
Most in the crowd were locals, but there were also some railway enthusiasts from Sydney, he said.
Mr Dargin said some of the locals hopped aboard to be part of the historic first journey - some only going as far as the next stop of Rydal, but some going all the way to Sydney.
The second Bathurst Bullet service leaves Bathurst later during the week and returns earlier.