The Railway Museum’s Collection contains over 100 rare and historic railway
carriages, 7 steam locomotives (classified by the
National Trust), diesel locomotives, electric locomotives, rail motors,
electric passenger trains, steam cranes and many other railway items of historic significance and interest.
The museum specialises in collecting original working sets
of carriages, preserving famous trains as they ran at their peak on the railway systems of New South Wales representing Victorian,
Edwardian, Art Noveau, Art Deco, Post War and Post Modern styles, fashions, workmanship and technology that once carried the
Some of the
famous trains and carriages in the collection:
Sydney Surburban Carriages of the 1890’s.
· Night Mail Train circa 1916.
· The Melbourne Express circa 1918.
· The Caves Express (Jenolan Caves) circa1920’s.
· Electric Train Set to run in Sydney in 1923.
· Carriages used by General MacCarthur during World War
first air conditioned to run in NSW circa 1950.
· The Newcastle Flyer circa 1948.
· The Northern Tablelands Express
· The Fish circa 1958.
· The Intercapital Daylight circa 1960.
· The Brisbane Express circa 1930.
carriages to those involved in the tragic Granville
The Aurora carriages include the carriage used by Premiers, Governors, and Sir Robert Menzies, the Prime Minister
of Australia to open the standard gauge railway between Sydney and Melbourne. Some of theses carriages have been placed back
into service. Where they have been leased out by Southen Cross Railway as part of the The Ghan passager train.