Around 50 kilometres north of Newcastle in the historic town of Peterson lies the Patterson Heritage Railway Museum. This fantastic museum is operated by a team of dedicated volunteers who maintain the fleet of heritage deisel locomotives.
Affectionately named ‘The Depot’ the large working shed and rail yard is where volunteer mechanics tend to the rail machines of yore.
It’s open every third Saturday of the month, although you’ll want to check to see if they are open, being volunteers they may not always be available.
On the tours you get a unique opportunity to board the historical rail motors around the local area and across the state, you also get to explore the museum and board a historic engine.
Entry is by gold coin donation.
A must for rail enthusiasts and those who want to step back into the glory days of the 1920’s to discover the best conserved heritage engines in NSW.
The group tours especially are fantastic and can take you on journeys further than you’d think, through to Albury, Brisbane, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Griffith, Parkes, Warren and Illawarra and the Southern Highlands.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact the secretary on (02) 4954 4904 or visit their website: http://www.railmotorsociety.org.au/