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.