New South Wales Rail Transport Museum

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum

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The New South Wales Rail Transport Museum (NSWRTM) located in Thirlmere, New South Wales south-west of Sydney, is a museum dedicated to displaying former locomotives, carriages and goods wagons from the New South Wales Government Railways as well as private operations in NSW. The collection features steam, diesel and electric locomotives and other rolling stock. A large proportion of the collection is owned by RailCorp NSW.

The Blue Mountains division of the museum is located at the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

The museum operates steam heritage trains on the Picton Loop railway line between Thirlmere, Picton and Buxton. It also hosts the Thirlmere Festival of Steam, in March each year. In addition to this, the museum operates mainline tours under the name Heritage Express. These can consist of day or extended tours, usually over a weekend. NSWRTM/Heritage Express has an office on the Main Concourse at Sydney Central Station.


Established at the Sydney suburb of Enfield in 1962, the museum was forced to move in the mid 1970s due to a proposed redevelopment of the Enfield site by the railways, who selected Thirlmere as an alternative due to the disused "loop line" which could be used for train rides. The new museum opened in 1975.

In 1984 the Museum became a foundation, management member of 3801 Limited - an organisation created to oversee the operation of the locomotive 3801.

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