Visit the Newport Railway Museum
Situated approximately 250 metres west of the North Williamstown Railway Station at 26 Champion Road, Newport. (Melway map 55 grid K7)
The Museum is open every Saturday throughout the year, except on Christmas Day, from 12 noon till 5pm. During school holidays periods, the museum is also open on Sundays from 12 noon till 5pm.
Entry Fees are:
- Adults: $10.00
- Adults Concession): $5.00
- Children: $5.00
- Children Under 4 years of age: Free
- Family (2 adults + 2 children): $25.00
The Museum also opens by arrangement on other days for Community, School and other Groups to visit.
The Railway Museum has on display the largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives. There are more than 15 different locomotives, ranging from the diminutive F class up to the H class, the largest locomotive to operate in Victoria. Come and see the evolution of steam power on the railways.
In the days before mobile cranes, the Victorian Railways had their own. On display you will find 3 examples of steam cranes including No. 19, a 60 ton crane used at derailments.
The 1950’s heralded the era of the diesel locomotives. Cleaner and more efficient, the early diesel locomotives quickly displaced the steam locomotives from regular service. Now displaced themselves by more powerful locomotives, the ground breaking diesel locomotives are now on display in the Railway Museum too.
Other equipment on display includes electric locomotives, suburban and country passenger carriages, Guards vans and a selection of freight wagons.