Any interesting historical railways in SW WA?

 
  Expost Deputy Commissioner

Coming over on the IP for 11 days early to mid Sept, and spending them driving around the SW corner of WA. Perth/Geralton/Albany, Esperence, are about our limits. Any tourist railways or museums to see in the area?

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  BHPDash8 Station Master

Coming over on the IP for 11 days early to mid Sept, and spending them driving around the SW corner of WA. Perth/Geralton/Albany, Esperence, are about our limits. Any tourist railways or museums to see in the area?
Expost
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway

http://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/ - Located in Dwellingup
  MikeyJackson Locomotive Driver

Location: Footscray, Victoria, Australia
any others?
  andrew1996 Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
There'll be an open day at the SWRHC in Boyanup on the 22nd of September. There are also the Yarloop workshops which are open every Sunday I think. Railways only make up part of these museums though, and nothing runs. If you are going South enough there are also tram rides from Pemberton through the Rainforest over some big and old bridges, and the station is restored with a lot of rollingstock and locos in the yard. Also, if you are staying in Perth for a night or two, there is always the RHWA museum in Bassendean.

Yarloop: http://www.yarloopworkshops.com.au/
SWRHC doesn't have one
Pemberton: http://www.pemtram.com.au/
Bassendean: http://www.railheritagewa.org.au/

Andrew
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
There's some SWRHC stuff as part of the Rail Heritage WA site: http://www.railheritagewa.org.au/museum/pages/swrhc/index.php

(Or if you want to stay within Railpage, there's this thread: https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11371728-0-asc-s50.htm)


Possibly should also mention Bennett Brook Railway at Whiteman Park, Perth - with several ex-WAGR station buildings, signal boxes, semaphore signals etc. http://www.bbr.org.au
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

Also you have the Collie Tourist information centre on the main entrance to Collie with Loco's on display along with the Goods shed display in the centre of town, if your into timber wagon restoration these guys are tops. Then at the Esperance goods shed you have W919 and other railway relics. At Claremont Station in Metro Perth you have the Signals Preservation group. The Kalamunda Station Museum at Kalamunda. So yes there is a whole host of things to see railway wise

If you are visiting Geraldton then you have the Northampton Railway Museum along with the Walkaway Museum at Walkaway.

Should you get to Kalgoorlie there is the Boulder Loopline group currently going thru refurbishing.

So there ya go plan it out and im sure you will see it all
  Expost Deputy Commissioner

Thanks to everyone for the info. We have no set plans for our 11 days over in WA. Just to see Wave Rock, then head down to the coast, then around and up to Geraldton. Only nights accommodation planned so far is the first night at Crown Casino.
  P2017 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton
Plenty of trains to see in Geraldton! Smile

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