What we do

Transport Heritage NSW is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation focused on delivering in the following four areas.

HERITAGE & COLLECTIONS

We manage a portfolio of primarily rail heritage assets owned by the NSW Government on behalf of Transport for NSW.

Watch this video with Chris Fielder from our Heritage & Collections team.

MUSEUMS

We operate two public rail heritage attractions: NSW Rail Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

Watch this video with Volunteer Museum Guide, Marian Whatman.

HERITAGE EVENTS & EXPERIENCES

Delivering major events, heritage train experiences and education programs at the NSW Rail Museum and throughout NSW. 

Watch this video with one of our Life Members, Leon Rudd.

SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

We provide a leadership role in delivering a range of support services to the heritage transport sector on behalf of the NSW Government.

Watch this video with Sydney Tramway Museum Director, Scott Curnow.

OUR FUNDING

While THNSW is a not-for-profit organisation, we're funded by the NSW Government through three annual funding streams to ensure public access and enjoyment, ongoing care of our heritage assets and support for the wider heritage transport sector.

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OUR SITES & OPERATIONS

THNSW conducts activities from a number of sites throughout NSW:

  • Direct Custody Sites (owned by NSW Government)

    • NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere​

    • Valley Heights Locomotive Depot

  • Leased Spaces

    • Head Office, South Eveleigh​

    • Chullora Railway Workshops

    • Picton - Mittagong Loop Line

  • Residual Sites (owned by NSW Government) 

    • Large Erecting Shop, Eveleigh​

    • Paint Shop, Eveleigh

    • 'The Igloo', Chullora

    • Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot

THNSW also has oversight of a number of key sites throughout NSW, managed by local custodians. These include:

  • Finley Railway Yard (managed by Finley Pioneer Railway)

  • Cooma Station Yard and part of the Cooma Goods Yard (managed by Cooma Monaro Railway)

  • Tenterfield Railway Yard (managed by Tenterfield Railway Station Preservation Society Inc.)

  • Porters' Room Wagga Wagga Railway Station (managed by Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association)

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