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Lachlan Valley Railway Society

Cowra, Australia
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About Lachlan Valley Railway Society
Lachlan Valley Railway is a non-profit, railway preservation society based in the New South Wales Central West town of Cowra. We are a passionate and dedicated society devoted to the preservation and operation of various examples of New South Wales Government Railway trains, ranging from our operational steam and diesel locomotives, to our fleet of heritage passenger railway carriages, and our diesel 'Tin Hare' CPH railmotors. Stop by our Rail Heritage Centre at the former Cowra locomotive depot (roundhouse) for a guided tour with Eddy who loves to share his knowledge and passion for NSW Railways and our history.
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Yachtmaster wrote a review Jan 2022
Erina, Australia4 contributions
Not much effort has been made to present the exhibits which is a shame. A massive cleanup is overdue as shown by a picture of what it looked like when the place first opened
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Date of experience: January 2022
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marbelemclaben wrote a review July 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia216 contributions106 helpful votes
Not a bad way to pass a little extra time if you are looking for something to do. Sadly we had no one guide us around which ,I am sure, would have made it far more interesting than us just wandering around. Mostly well signposted but insider knowledge is a lot more beneficial . Great for train enthusiasts. Be respectful and make a donation though as these places do not exist without financial help. Every little bit helps.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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TWal1 wrote a review July 2021
Canberra, Australia2152 contributions781 helpful votes
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Visiting the LVR is a step back in time. Basically, it is a collection of engines, carriages, special vehicles and railway related facilities in an old railway yard. The passionate and dedication from the Society’s volunteers is on display and it is impressive. Basically you can do a self-guided tour using the printed information. Talking with some of the volunteers will give you greater insights into the lives of the people who worked on the Cowra railways. The local war memorial is impressive. Well worth a visit and don’t forget your camera. Thanks for your vote.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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C_and_J_Lewis wrote a review June 2021
Sydney, Australia425 contributions210 helpful votes
Awesome visit and fortunate enough to have a guided tour by volunteer Hayden. His knowledge was fantastic and the exhibits incredible. The history was fascinating and to visit with my father who is 80 and had his own great memories and stories of many of the old trains was great. They have some steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, some restored carriages from various eras, and lots of photos and information. Absolutely worth a visit. The visit is by donation and we recommend be generous, the history is worth preserving and the volunteers amazing.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Georgia wrote a review June 2021
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We got a personal tour on the 11/06 and it was incredible ! The boys all loved talking to the tour guide with his dry sense of humour and witty remarks . He was beyond knowledgeable and despite the cold , thoroughly enjoyed our two hours wandering around the museum . The volunteers do an amazing job restoring the trains and trying to open the railway lines
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Date of experience: May 2021
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