Illawarra Light Railway Museum

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Illawarra Light Railway Museum
Tully Sugar Mill No.6.jpg
Established 1973
Location

48 Tongarra Rd
Albion Park Rail

New South Wales Australia
Coordinates 34°34′07″S 150°47′31″E / 34.568528°S 150.792049°E / -34.568528; 150.792049
Type Light Railway museum
Nearest car park On site
Website Official Site

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum operates a mainline 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge light railway, a miniature 7 14 in (184 mm) gauge railway, and a museum located near Albion Park Rail near Wollongong, south of Sydney, New South Wales

History[edit]

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society Ltd. was started in 1973 with railway operations commencing in 1974 dedicated to preserving Light Railway history & Illawarra industrial history.[1]

Operations[edit]

The Museum is opened on

  • Work Days being Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays and
  • Running Days every second Sunday of the month

The museum site consist of the following features:

  • Yallah Station Building
  • Otford Signal Box
  • Fettlers Shed
  • Souvenir Shop & Kiosk
  • Workshop and Locomotive & Carriage Storage Shed
  • Ken NcCarthy Museum Building

Exhibits[edit]

Steam Locomotives
No. Description Manufacturer Year Operator ex-Railway Status Ref
Wallaby 0-4-0ST Works Locomotive Hawthorn Leslie and Company 1913 Hoskins Lithgow Steel Works Lithgow static exhibit Wallaby
Cairns 0-6-0 Cane Locomotive Hudswell Clarke Leeds 1939 Colonial Sugar Refinery Edmonton operational Cairns
Tully 6 0-6-2ST Cane Locomotive Perry Engineering Co South Australia 1949 Tully Sugar Mill Tully operational Tully 6
Burra 0-4-0ST Works Locomotive Hawthorn Leslie and Company Newcastle upon Tyne 1923 Australian Iron & Steel Corrimal operational Burra
Kiama 0-4-0ST Construction Locomotive Davenport Locomotive Works Iowa USA 1913 NSW Public Works Dept various operational Kiama
Kiama Fowler 0-4-0 Quarry Locomotive John Fowler & Co. Leeds 1923 Kiama Quarries limited Kiama stored Kiama Fowler
Shay 4W+4W Logging Locomotive Lima Locomotive Works Ohio USA c1900 A & D Munro Tramway Hampton under restoration Shay

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