Mamma has been a long time fan of this fantastic place. There has always been something new to see on every visit, and the history of these amazing machines is fascinating for both young and (old)er! Firstly, hats off to the dedicated and knowledgeable (and award winning) volunteers who come here every weekend to keep this place running. The hours they have dedicated to the restoration of these old beauties and the passion they have is contagious.
Get up close and personal with the huge vintage engines and also see the inside of quite a few carriages now, like the old buffet car, or the first class sleeper carriages - oh take Mamma back to the golden age of the train travel please! The beauty and detail is awe inspiring.
You must also see the very cool model railway that was all hand made in the 50's. Say hi to Thomas while you are there!
Set against a backdrop of factories and complete with a replica station and signal house, this is a wonderfully unique place to visit. Locomotives come here to retire and there are some real beauties to admire. Mamma says be sure to bring a picnic!
Mamma's special mentions: If you don't get organised enough for that picnic head over to Platform 177 cafe for a pre or post visit cuppa and a bite.
the nitty gritty
Saturdays (and during school holidays on Sundays too)
Free under 3
Adults $8 and Kids and concession $4 Family (2 adults, 2 kids $20)
Toilets - picnic table - benches - guided tours available - kids parties - events
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at Champion Rd