Illawarra Light Railway Museum

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Illawarra Light Railway Museum
Tully Sugar Mill No.6.jpg
Illawarra Light Railway Museum is located in New South Wales
Illawarra Light Railway Museum
Location within New South Wales
Illawarra Light Railway Museum is located in Australia
Illawarra Light Railway Museum
Illawarra Light Railway Museum (Australia)
Established 1973

48 Tongarra Rd
Albion Park Rail

New South Wales Australia
Coordinates 34°34′07″S 150°47′31″E / 34.568528°S 150.792049°E / -34.568528; 150.792049Coordinates: 34°34′07″S 150°47′31″E / 34.568528°S 150.792049°E / -34.568528; 150.792049
Type Light Railway museum
Nearest car park On site
Website Official Site

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum operates a mainline 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge light railway, a miniature 7 14 in (184 mm) gauge railway, and a museum located near Albion Park Rail near Wollongong, south of Sydney, New South Wales


The Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society Ltd. was started in 1972 with railway operations commencing in 1974 dedicated to preserving Light Railway history & Illawarra industrial history.[1]


The Museum is opened on

  • Work Days being Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays and
  • Running Days every second Sunday of the month

The museum site consist of the following features:

  • Yallah Station Building
  • Otford Signal Box
  • Fettlers Shed
  • Souvenir Shop & Kiosk
  • Workshop and Locomotive & Carriage Storage Shed
  • Ken McCarthy Museum Building
  • Arthur Moore Stationary Engine Display


Steam Locomotives
No. Description Manufacturer Year Operator ex-Railway Status Ref
Wallaby 0-4-0ST Works Locomotive Hawthorn Leslie and Company 1913 Hoskins Lithgow Steel Works Lithgow BHP Port Kembla retired in 1963 static exhibit Wallaby
Cairns 0-6-0 Cane Locomotive Hudswell Clarke Leeds 1939 Colonial Sugar Refinery Edmonton| Retire from CSR Victoria Mill 1976 |out of service 2018 at Albion Park. Cairns
Tully 6 0-6-2ST Cane Locomotive Perry Engineering Co South Australia 1949 Tully Sugar Mill Tully out of service 2018. Tully 6
Burra 0-4-0ST Works Locomotive Hawthorn Leslie and Company Newcastle upon Tyne 1923 Australian Iron & Steel Corrimal operational Burra
Kiama 0-4-0ST Construction Locomotive Davenport Locomotive Works Iowa USA 1913 NSW Public Works Dept various operational Kiama
Kiama Fowler 0-4-0 Quarry Locomotive John Fowler & Co. Leeds 1923 Kiama Quarries limited Kiama under restoration Kiama Fowler
Shay 4W+4W Logging Locomotive Lima Locomotive Works Ohio USA c1900 A & D Munro Tramway Hampton under reconstruction Shay
Horse-drawn wagon of the Dry Creek explosives depot near Adelaide

Apart from the wooden trams, the horse-drawn wagon of the Dry Creek explosives depot near Adelaide is particularly noteworthy.


See also


  1. ^ "About the ILRMS". 

External links

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