Locomotive X 36, built at Newport in 1929. Its retirement in 1960 led to the founding of our museum.

Newport Railway Museum

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Newport, Victoria

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26 Champion Road,

Newport Railway Museum is a must-see for rail enthusiasts of all ages, and a favourite of families looking for an interesting, enjoyable and affordable weekend outing. Newport Railway Museum's display includes the largest collection of steam locomotives of the former Victorian Railways, many of which were built just metres away in the Newport Railway Workshops. An amazing testament to Victoria’s home-grown industrial capability, the collection ranges from a diminutive tank engine built in 1880 all the way up to 1941’s 264 tonne express passenger locomotive ‘Heavy Harry’, the largest locomotive ever built in Australia. The collection extends into the modern era, with diesels ranging from a 40 horsepower shunting locomotive to a 1,800 horsepower mainline locomotive, and electric suburban trains dating from 1923 to 1983. There are beautiful carriages to see, highlights including the Art Deco stainless-steel interior of 1939 buffet car ‘Mitta Mitta’ or the intricate Art Nouveau timberwork and pressed metal ceilings of 1907 sleeping car ‘Torrens’. Other attractions include our 1950s O scale model railway with scratch-built replicas of Victorian trains, the signalbox, and many smaller displays of other railway exhibits ranging from photographs to railway crockery. ...

Entry Cost


Adult admission is $10. Holders of a valid concession card are admitted for $5. Holders of a Carer's card are free, when visiting with someone in their care.

Product Types

  • Galleries, Museums and Collections

Facilities found here

  • Barbeque
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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The stunning ornate timberwork and pressed metal ceilings of 1907-built sleeping car 'Torrens'.
Ultra-modern in its day: the stainless steel interior of 1939 buffet car 'Mitta Mitta'.
See F 176, Victoria's oldest steam locomotive, built in Ballarat in 1880.
Explore our signalbox and find out how trains were safely despatched to their correct destination.
Explore the cabs of giant steam locomotives!