List of Heritage Railways in Australia

List of Heritage Railways in Australia

This is a list of heritage railways in Australia, some of which can also be considered tourist railways. For convenience, heritage tramways have also been included.

New South Wales

4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) gauge unless otherwise stated.

Cooma Monaro Railway
Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum
Glenreagh Mountain Railway
Illawarra Light Railway Museum—Albion Park Rail—2 ft (610 mm) gauge.
Lachlan Valley Railway
New South Wales Rail Transport Museum—Thirlmere
Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway
Rail Motor Society—Paterson
Richmond Vale Railway Museum
Sydney Tramway Museum
Valley Heights Rail Museum—Valley Heights
3801 Limited


5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm) unless otherwise noted

Alexandra Timber Tramway—2 ft (610 mm) gauge.
Ballarat Tramway Museum—4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) gauge.
Bendigo Tramways—4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) gauge.
Bellarine Peninsula Railway—3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge.
Coal Creek Bush Tramway—2 ft (610 mm) gauge.
Daylesford Spa Country Railway
GreenTrail—now a rail trail
Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum—2 ft (610 mm) gauge.
Mornington Railway
Puffing Billy Railway—2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge.
South Gippsland Railway (closed in January 2016)
Victorian Goldfields Railway
Walhalla Goldfields Railway—2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge.
Yarra Valley Tourist Railway


3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge unless otherwise stated.

Atherton—Herberton Historic Railway Inc.
Australian Society of Section Car Operators, Inc.
Ballyhooley Steam Railway(610mm)
Beaudesert Rail—disbanded 2003
Big Pinapple Railway (610mm)
Brisbane Tramway Museum (1435mm)
Bundaberg Steam Tramway Preservation Society Inc (610mm)
Burrum District Heritage Society (610mm)
Cairns Kuranda Steam Limited Partnership (Savannahlander)
DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum
Dreamworld Railway (610mm)
Durundur Railway (610mm)
Ginger Factory Railway (610mm)
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Mackay Heritage Railway
Mary Valley Rattler
Maryborough City Whistle Stop Inc.
Mount Morgan Railway Museum
Normanton to Croydon Railway—Gulflander
Queensland Rail Ltd (Heritage)
Ravenshoe Railway Company
Rockhampton Steam Tramway
Rosewood Railway Museum—operates a two-station section of line
Southern Downs Steam Railway
Texas & Inglewood Heritage Railway Society Inc.
Tinbeerwah Mountain Railway (610mm)
Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway

South Australia

Pichi Richi Railway — an operating 39 km (24 mi) narrow gauge (1067 mm / 3'-6") line between Quorn and Port Augusta
SteamRanger — an operating 84 km (52 mi) broad gauge (1600 mm / 5'-3") line from Mount Barker to Victor Harbor
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre at Peterborough — museum; evening sound-and-light displays
National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide — large museum with short journeys on-site
Adelaide Tram Museum at St Kilda — extensive tram and bus museum and a 1.8 km (1.1 mi) operating standard gauge (1435 mm / 4'-​8 1⁄2") tram line.

Western Australia

1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge unless otherwise stated.

Bennett Brook Railway 2 ft (610 mm) gauge
Golden Mile Loopline
Hotham Valley Railway
Pemberton Tramway Company
Wheatbelt Heritage Rail


3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge unless otherwise stated.

Bush Mill Railway (closed in November 2004)
Derwent Valley Railway Preservation Society (closed in 2005)
Don River Railway
Ida Bay Railway
Wee Georgie Wood Railway 2 ft (610 mm)
West Coast Wilderness Railway

Northern Territory

Ghan Preservation Society ("The Old Ghan") 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Railway Museum—ARHS ACT (closed in 2016)

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