Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Goulburn

(3.9/5 based on 20+ 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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  • Located in the old Goulburn Roundhouse, the centre houses a large collection of both locomotives and rolling stock as well as some unusual items, for example an old railway pay bus. With their limited...  more »
  • I love history and my husband loves anything mechanical. We visited on 29/12/16 and were lucky enough to be on a guided tour with an immensely knowledgeable and friendly guide and a lovely lady and he...  more »
  • My partner and I visited on 23 Nov 2016. We were greeted by Dale Wake. He gave us a guided tour and if you come here, please opt for the guided tour. He made history come alive with his in-depth knowl...  more »
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  • Is it your first visit? Get the free guided tour, with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer. So many trains, carriages and historical artifacts to see. Unlike many other museums, you can get up close to so many exhibitions.
  • Wonderful experience seeing all the old steam trains, turn tables ect
  • Good variety of rolling stock and locomotives