Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Goulburn

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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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  • This is more for the SERIOUS train enthusiast as it's pretty much a rail yard workshop and storage facility with quite a few old, non-restored engines and carriages. For the casual visitor, they shoul...  more »
  • This is a must for train enthusiasts and interesting for those who aren't 100% into trains because of how good the staff are here. Normally when you go to rail museums nothing is 'moving' or 'alive', ...  more »
  • A great place for railway buffs to visit. Also a great place to take kids who are interested in trains. You can go under and into some trains, which is something that people do not generally get to ex...  more »
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  • I wasn’t really sure what to expect but it turned out to be really wonderful. One of the best pit stops when driving to Canberra. Take the tour and hear all the details. They let you right up into the trains and under some of them to see how they work.
  • Very interesting. It was great to get to see the underneath of a steam train. Volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Good friendly place to visit and enjoy the experience of steam engines and diesel.
  • Super interesting historical site, staff absolutely lovely and knowledgeable, ready to help.
  • Didn't get to go around as they don't have efpos and was only driving through so really there carpark was my rest stop
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