Junee Roundhouse Museum
Junee Roundhouse Museum, Harold Street
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:30am — 4:30pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:30am — 4:30pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:30am — 4:30pm
Junee in southern New South Wales is home to one of few working Railway Roundhouses in the Southern Hemisphere. When built in 1942, it boasted the largest turntable at 100 foot.
Since 1994, the Roundhouse has seen a new lease of life. Half is now used for the museum, whilst the other portion is used for its original purpose of re-conditioning and rebuilding locomotives and rolling stock.
An important part of our rail history can be found in the Mail Car. This was used to sort the mail whilst in transit. The van has separate racks for each town through which the train passed and shelving for parcels, and the end of the van was used for larger items.
Water Tank Wagon 1171 is also housed at the Roundhouse. It comprised part of the breakdown train, along with the breakdown van which is a wooden sleeping car that was converted to accommodate the breakdown crew whilst on the job. One end was used for sleeping while the other was for meals and a living area.
On permanent display at the Roundhouse are several steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric trains, and carriages; along with a number of trikes and even a quadricycle.
An impressive model train layout is on display, along with many items of equipment used on the railways over the decades.
The Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum is open all Rhythm n Rail Festival weekend.
Cost: $6 Adults, $4 Concession, $16 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Concessions are deemed to be a Child u/14 yrs, Pensioner or Student.
4401 and 44226 now on Display
The Junee Roundhouse Museum is proud to announce that locomotives 4401 and 44226 are now on display — Just in time for visitors to the 2018 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival to see them!
Locomotive 4401 (pronounced Forty-Four, Oh One) was the first of a series of diesel locomotives ordered, and built, in 1957, to finish replacing steam locomotives on main line operations, hauling goods (freight) and passenger services across New South Wales.
The NSWGR 44-class were based on the Alco DL500B (often known as World Series design) that was used in many countries around the world. 100 of these locomotives ended up built and used in NSW until the early 1990’s.
4401 itself was introduced in July 1957 and removed from offical service in July 1994. At this time Freight Rail Corporation repaired and repainted the locomotive in its original livery for heritage and display purposes. After being used to haul various heritage train services for many years, 4401 is now on static display — the first time for public viewing.
4401 is on loan from the NSW State Government Moveable Collection. Administrated by Transport Heritage NSW, in the custody of RHTA Junee Inc.
Locomotive 44226 (pronounced Four Four Two, Twenty-six) has recently undergone minor restoration works, mainly been repainted in the White, Orange, Yellow and Red colours the 442 series were painted during the 1980’s. These are known as the “Belbin colour scheme” or more commonly “Candy” and 44226 is the first locomotive that has been restored to these colours for display in a museum environment.
2018 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival