Canberra Railway Museum
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Geijera Pl Kingston ACT 2604Canberra
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Canberra Railway Museum is run by the ACT division of the Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS). The museum houses displays of historic locomotives, passenger cars, freight vehicles, track machinery and railway memorabilia. The museum precinct also serves as a base for the society's rail operations. The Society preserves railway history, particularly that of Canberra and the southern districts of New South Wales, for the enjoyment and enlightenment of present and future generations. Members work toward this goal by: collecting and restoring locomotives, other rolling-stock and items of railway memorabilia; preserving and recording railway history; and operating trains with restored rolling-stock.
The Canberra Railway Museum is the home to Australia's oldest operating steam locomotive, and one of the world's oldest 'mainline' steam locomotives built in 1878, and also the heaviest, the 265 tonnes Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive.
Trips and Tours
The ARHS ACT division runs frequent tours year-round including trips on the Bungendore branch and many themed train such as a Santa's Train, a Tulip time express and school holiday rail discovery events.
Society is a working railway, exhibits on display usually includes:
|1210||4-4-0 passenger||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1878||Canberra|||
|1307||4-4-2T passenger||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1902||Yass Railway Station Museum||static exhibit||NSW Locomotive, Steam 1307|
|2413||2-6-0 goods||Dübs and Company||1891||Junee Locomotive Depot||stored|
|3013||4-6-4T passenger||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1903||Canberra||stored||3013 Blog Page|
|3016||4-6-0 mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1903||Canberra||operational||3016 Blog Page|
|3102||4-6-0 mixed traffic||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1912||Canberra||stored||3102 Blog Page|
|6029||4-8-4+4-8-4 goods||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1953||Canberra||operational||Project 6029 Blog|
|530||0-6-0ST||Vulcan Foundry||1877||Yass||static exhibit|
|3112||4-6-4T passenger||Beyer, Peacock and Company||1914||Canberra||privately owned||located in adjacent siding|
4807, diesel-electric, 1050 hp Co-Co engine, built 1959, was one of 165 units which made up the NSW Railways 48 class which began service late in 1959, replacing steam locomotives, particularly on country branch lines.
D25, diesel-electric, 400 hp Bo-Bo, built 1958, formerly owned by Australian Iron and Steel, is the yard shunter at the Society's Canberra Railway Museum and workshop at Kingston.
X 203, diesel, 260 hp Bo, built 1964, former NSWGR light engine now part of the Yass Railway Museum exhibits.
The Society also has three CPH railmotor units at Canberra Railway Museum (CPH 13, CPH 27 and CPH 37), and one other (CPH 2) on loan to another organisation. CPH 13 is destined to be transferred to the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway.
Carriages include end platform cars, sleeping cars and special purpose passenger vehicles.
ARHS ACT Locomotive 3016 b.JPG
3016 in Canberra
AD6029 crossing the viaduct in North Wagga.jpg
ARHS ACT Locomotive 1210 b.JPG
1210 and 4807 hauling a tour train
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