*Updated* Opening Times 26th-29th January 2018


The Sydney Trains industrial action has now been put on hold, which means the trains will be running on Monday 29th January 2018 and more importantly, we will also be open at the Station Museum! Come on down and say HELLO

This Australia Day long weekend the Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage association will be open over the following days. In addition, we regret to advise that due to Sydney Trains industrial action on Monday 29th January 2018, all venues will be closed as there will be no platform access.

For private bookings, please Contact Us as we’ll see what we can do any day of the week!

Friday 26th January – Australia Day

Station OPEN  |  11 am – 2 pm
Gang Sheds OPEN  |  11 am – 2 pm
Rest House CLOSED


Saturday 27th January

Station OPEN  |  11 am – 2 pm
Gang Sheds CLOSED
Rest House CLOSED


Sunday 28th January

Station CLOSED
Gang Sheds CLOSED
Rest House CLOSED


Monday 29th January

Station OPEN  |  11 am – 2 pm
Gang Sheds CLOSED
Rest House CLOSED

2017 Year in Review

  • The new roof for the 1881 Railway Enginemen’s Barracks at 61 Railway Street was completed. It was also known as the Rest House and it is also our clubhouse. The building was used for enginemen and guards for overnight accommodation between shifts
  • Membership has increased during 2017 by over 15%.
  • We held our first expo after 10 years. We opened for the weekend with all of our facilities open to the public – The Railway Station Museum, Two Gang Sheds and the Railway Rest House and model trains
  • We have increased the opening hours of the railway station museum from two days a week to six days a week Monday to Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • We also opened the two railway gang sheds at the corner of Railway & Macleay Streets. These buildings include historic photographs, trikes, machinery and tools. Opening from Tuesday to Fridays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • The visitor numbers to our museum have increased and this has provided a much-needed boost to our financial bank balance. If you are interested in any railway history and want to look and talk, please call in at the Wagga Wagga Railway Station Museum Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Donations have increased significantly due to the increased opening hours and is expected to be in the vicinity of 100% for 2018
  • The model railway group meets every Wednesday night for discussion and building of a new railway display layout. The group also opens to the public on the first Saturday of each month for displays and talking to any visitors about the model trains
  • Members of Transport HeritageNSW (THNSW) visited Wagga Wagga in November 2017 and introduced the new Sector Development Officer Margot Stuart. This position is our link for our association to the organising body representing many heritage groups in NSW. The Southern Region includes Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage, Finley, Junee, Ladysmith, Crookwell, Goulburn and Cooma
  • Remember the 2018 membership fees are now due (still a few weeks). Joining fee $15 (one off only) and Yearly Membership Fee $15 per family
  • Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association is our registered name. Please refer to our facilities as:
    • Wagga Wagga Railway Station Museum
    • Wagga Wagga Railway Gang Sheds
    • Wagga Wagga Railway Model Trains
  • Our email address is will be [email protected]
  • Any emails to our current [email protected] address will be forwarded to the new email. So we won’t lose any emails
  • Our facebook link is com/waggarailheritage
  • The Wagga Wagga Railway Model Trains group meet every Wednesday from 6:00pm at 61 Railway Street Wagga Wagga. Currently in process is the building of a large DC/DCC layout. It will be great to see this project move along in 2018. The electrics have been connected but the time and effort will be the scenery and buildings etc
  • Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association has applied for several railway trikes from Transport Heritage NSW which will be on loan for five years. More information in early 2018
  • More photograph interpretation panels (over one metre square) are continuing to be produced for display, particularly in the Station Museum but also the Railway Station waiting room. Our secretary Peter Maxwell is the prime motivator of this project
  • Our fundraising for 2018 includes the visitor donations, Bunnings BBQ’s, Expo No.2 in November, possible steam train visits, sales of souvenirs
  • We are continuing to expand our workshop facilities and have recently set up a bench press and equipment for electrolysis (rust removal) for old railway items.
  • Consultants will be visiting Wagga Wagga in March this year. This is for our Strategic Business Planning that has been set aside for the museums who have precinct Custody Management Agreements with THNSW. This is an opportunity to develop a five-year plan, that will inform more detailed in-house yearly business planning.

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Welcome to our new website!

It’s a little bare right now but don’t worry, content is on the way!

We are currently searching through our files trying to find some interesting content for you, but you could help us out. If you have any pictures (new or old), facts, memories or other information then please send us an email.

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Last but not least, we’ve been working hard to complete improvements to our artefacts and displays across our museum venues. To showcase our efforts, we are holding the official public opening of the Gang Sheds on Saturday 2nd September. 

All four of our venues will be open for viewing on the Saturday with a $2 entry donation per person or $5 for families. This includes access to all 4 venues, and the best bit is there is only a short walk between them all. Volunteers will be available on the day to answer any questions you may have regarding Rail Heritage in Wagga Wagga and our Model Railway team will be out in full force at the Rest House working on their new display and running trains on the other sets.
This day will be a fantastic outing for the whole family to relive memories, learn something new or get involved in model train building!
Hope to see you there