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.