Western Australian Rail Transport Museum

The Western Australian Rail Transport Museum is situated in Bassendean, Western Australia. It is run by the Western Australian division of the Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS), which is called Rail Heritage WA.

Western Australian Rail Transport Museum
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P508 on display at Bassendean in April 2006
Established1974
LocationRailway Parade, Bassendean Western Australia
Coordinates31°54′35″S 115°56′19″E / 31.9097°S 115.9387°E / -31.9097; 115.9387Coordinates: 31°54′35″S 115°56′19″E / 31.9097°S 115.9387°E / -31.9097; 115.9387
TypeRailway museum
Websitewww.railheritagewa.org.au
The museum is located in Bassendean, Western Australia on Railway Parade between Ashfield Station and Bassendean Station on the Midland Line.

It has the most comprehensive collection of heritage steam locomotives and rolling stock in Western Australia.[1][2]

It was originally developed in 1969, and officially opened in November 1974 by the then Western Australian Minister for Transport Ray O'Connor.[3]

At various annual events held by the ARHS (WA) - now Rail Heritage WA, (Steamfest and Railfest) have included active steam and diesel displays.[4]

It is also the location of the West Australian Model Railway Club.[5]

It has a related museum in Boyanup - the Boyanup Transport Museum.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Railway Historical Society. Western Australian Division (1977), A Guide to the Rail Transport Museum at Bassendean, Western Australia (4th ed.), The Division, retrieved 11 November 2012
  2. ^ Gray, Bill (2010), Guide to the collection : The Railway Museum, Western Australia, Rail Heritage WA, ISBN 978-0-9803922-3-4
  3. ^ Bassendean Rail Heritage WA
  4. ^ http://www.weekendnotes.com/bassendean-railway-museum/
  5. ^ http://www.wamrc.org.au/

External linksEdit

  Media related to Western Australian Rail Transport Museum at Wikimedia Commons