Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre
Goulburn Roundhouse Museum Turntable.jpg
Established1989
Location12 Braidwood Road
Goulburn New South Wales Australia
Coordinates34°46′26″S 149°42′43″E / 34.773883°S 149.711852°E / -34.773883; 149.711852Coordinates: 34°46′26″S 149°42′43″E / 34.773883°S 149.711852°E / -34.773883; 149.711852
TypeRailway museum
Nearest car parkOn site
WebsiteOfficial Site

The Goulburn Roundhouse was saved from demolition by the Goulburn Locomotive Roundhouse Preservation Society.[1]

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.[2]

History[edit]

Following 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.[3]

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)[4]

The Roundhouse was constructed of brick and corrugated iron in 1918 with a 90-foot electrically operated turntable.

Museum exhibits[edit]

The Museum has a collection of railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other railway equipment including:

Steam Locomotives
No Description Manufacturer Year Location Status Ref
1072 70T accident crane Craven Brothers 1929 Goulburn stored - out of service [5]
1076 0-6-0T Tank Engine Vulcan Foundry 1884 Goulburn In operating condition

(formerly 1804)

2419 2-6-0 goods Dübs and Company 1891 Goulburn static exhibit Locomotive, Steam 2419
3085 4-6-4T passenger Eveleigh Railway Workshops 1912 Goulburn static exhibit NSW Locomotive, Steam 3085
5908 2-8-2 goods Baldwin Locomotive Works 1952 Goulburn static exhibit Locomotive, Steam 5908
5916 2-8-2 goods Baldwin Locomotive Works 1952 Goulburn static exhibit

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)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre Trackside
  2. ^ Goulburn Loco Roundhouse Preservation Society Inc NSW Rail Heritage
  3. ^ Robert, Robert (2000). Colonial engineer.
  4. ^ Forsyth, J.H. (1989). Stations and tracks: V2: Main Southern Line.
  5. ^ "Craven 70T Breakdown Crane". Internet Forum. Breakdown Crane Association. Retrieved 28 December 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Australian Railway Heritage Guide, Robert McKillop, Sydney: ARHS NSW, 2010

External links[edit]