Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Goulburn
(2.8/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
The Goulburn Roundhouse was saved from demolition by the Goulburn Locomotive Roundhouse Preservation Society.The roundhouse is now run as Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, a museum open to the public with large collection of rolling stock and various exhibits, as well as privately owned locomotives and carriages.HistoryFollowing the completion of the first railway from Sydney to Parramatta Junction in 1855, proposals for the first railways to the rest of NSW included a line to the inland centre of Goulburn. A single line from Marulan to Goulburn opened on 27 May 1869.Associated railway structures at Goulburn included the goods shed (1868), the carriage shed (1869), engine shed (1869), a coal stage, water pump, turntable, and the Station Master’s residence (1870)The Roundhouse was constructed of brick and corrugated iron in 1918 with a 90-foot electrically operated turntable.Museum exhibitsThe Museum has a collection of railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other railway equipment including:Other Locomotives 48 Class diesel locomotive 4821 (operational) General Electric Bo-Bo L80T diesel locomotive D1 (under restoration) Clyde Engineering Co-Co GM12 Class diesel locomotive GM19 (owned by RailPower)
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  • Called in on Saturday at 2.45pm. Notice stated last tour at 2.30. OK so I was too late but nobody was to be seen or heard. Why did I bother? 
  • Great roundhouse and vintage equipment restored or under restoration. Model Railway for kids, reasonable entry, beautiful feel and memories. 
  • The museum is located with a roundhouse and turntable. It has some locos under restoration and some as is. On occasions visiting vehicles come down from the main line and use the turntable. It is abou...  more »