Conservation Management Plan for Eveleigh Railway Workshops (Large Erecting Shop)Steam Locomotive 3526Werris Creek Station
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Broadmeadow Roundhouse

Broadmeadow Roundhouse will be the main storage location for RailCorp's heritage rolling stock and small objects that are not under the custody of a heritage group at any particular time.

The project: significant repairs to the 60 year old Broadmeadow Roundhouse and turntable to ensure the long-term conservation of this important part of our state's history was completed in October 2009.

Work on the roundhouse included external and internal refurbishment, including repairs to the roof, doors, windows, eaves and fascias as well as an electrical upgrade. Work on the turntable, one of the largest in NSW, included intricate work on its structure as well as electrical, mechanical and hydraulic system to return it to full operation.

Background: the depot at Broadmeadow was first established in the 1920's. It became a large-scale locomotive servicing centre in the steam era. By the 1950's there were two roundhouses and associated turntables on the site. Roundhouse No. 1 was demolished in 1990 and the remaining roundhouse No. 2 is listed on RailCorp's heritage register.


Large Erecting Shop

The Large Erecting Shop Eveleigh will provide for the storage and maintenance of RailCorp's heritage electric fleet, under the custodianship of the group 'Heritage Electric Traction' (HET), and an operational base for 3801 Limited's heritage train operations. It will also provide some restoration and training capability and continue to provide a reprovisioning facility for operational heritage rolling stock while in Sydney.

Project: Repairs to the façade (including structural, glazing and doorways), inspections pits and services.

Background: Constructed between 1898-99 the Large Erecting Shop (LES) at South Eveleigh is instantly recognisable as an iconic railway building. It is listed on RailCorp's heritage register.

Large Erecting Shop, Eveleigh

Rail Heritage Centre Thirlmere

The Rail Heritage Centre is undergoing a major upgrade to make way for new and improved experiences and facilities. The upgrade project is a joint partnership between RailCorp’s Office of Rail Heritage and the NSW Rail Transport Museum, the Centre’s operator since 1975.

The extensive upgrade will enhance the already unique rail heritage experience. When fully transformed the Centre will be a showcase of rail history and as a major NSW attraction provide visitors with an exciting mix of heritage train rides, guided tours, displays and hands on exhibits.

Keep you up to date with the upgrade – our vision, whats complete and what will happen next. Climb on board and explore the Rail Heritage Centre website for yourself.

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