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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  • Extremely interesting history about Locomotives and their history of Goulburn, how the built the locomotives and the railways employed most of Goulburn at one stage. THe round house stills works  more »
  • A group of us visited and none were disappointed by the variety and number of trains, engines and carriages to look at, enter and view. The team of railway enthusiasts that were busily restoring was a...  more »
  • We were greeted by some pleasant volunteers who offered us a guided tour which we declined. One pointed out where we could go and let us loose. Being a restoration yard the ground is fairly rough in p...  more »
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  • Loved it especially the mail sorting carriage. Never seen one before. The museum is a credit to everyone who works there.
  • 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.
  • Great history and must see place for rail enthusiasts.
  • Wonderful experience seeing all the old steam trains, turn tables ect
  • Good variety of rolling stock and locomotives

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