South West Rail and Heritage Centre

 
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

A Special Open Day to launch the South West Rail and Heritage Centre will be held on Sunday, November 25th from 10am to 3pm at the Centre in Turner Street Boyanup.
Come and help us celebrate a new beginning!  Entry is by donation to assist restoration work.

On show will be:
"Leschenault Lady" and other vintage railway rolling stock and artefacts
operating vintage machinery
tractors, both operational and in the throes of restoration
veteran cars and motor bikes
vintage agricultural machinery
the Museum on Rails
lots of community stalls and displays
Boyanup Collectors Club stall
the work of the Mens Shed crew


Enjoy:
tea/coffee and cake in a vintage buffet carriage
a picnic lunch in our "new" picnic van 
a guided tour of the site

Win:
a voucher or goods from local businesses

For information or to help:
swrhc@railheritagewa.org.wa

The South West Rail and Heritage Centre is a joint venture between Rail Heritage WA and South West community groups





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  Tiny Train Controller

Location: Kalgoorlie
Wow! So does this mean that the Boyanup museum is finally reopening?

That would be great news indeed!
  andrew1996 Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
Wow! So does this mean that the Boyanup museum is finally reopening?

That would be great news indeed!
"Tiny"


Not reopening yet, just an open day. But now with a lot more communtity support, reopening is a lot more closer than before. If anyone has seen the condition of the grounds there right now, the sidings, grass, gravel track, flame trees and old sheds are quite picturesque, and I would imagine that the museum will be very popular when it does open.
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Out of interest, so when did the Museum first occur? early 00's?

No wonder why I haven't seen much photo's on the Internet, in books or magazines of the Museum because of it not being opened to public yet.

But finally it has and I'm really happy for everyone.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Hi jt393,

The museum was established in late 1985/early 1986 and had a few names before settling on the Boyanup Museum of Transport and Rural Industries.  It closed in 2005 due to health and safety issues.

During the past 7 years or so, a small group of volunteers has worked to fix these issues and has been able to successfully gain grants and assistance worth over $200 000 - this does not include the value of the volunteers' time.  All buildings, with the exception of the old Bunbury goods shed, have been brought up to standard and the site cleaned up and landscaped, although there is still the need for ongoing track repairs and maintenance.

In recent months, a Mens Shed has been established on site and this, together with the volunteers and RHWA staff, has accelerated the renovations and restorations needed to the exhibits and infrastructure.

Credit must also be given to Jobs SW, a Bunbury based training group, which has run horticultural classes for several years using the cottage garden as the learning tool and the Section 95 crew and its supervisors from the Bunbury Regional Prison who, over several years, have carried out many different tasks, such as cleaning rubbish from the site as well as building projects.

The Lions Club of Boyanup must also be mentioned as they allowed their large on site shed to be turned into a workshop for both woodwork and metalwork.

We are always on the look out for any other people who think that they could contribute in any capacity to the operation of the SWRHC.


  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
The issues that you mentioned swrhc, Puffing Billy Museum in Menzies Creek, had the same problem as your society, but it was reported that it was resolved as well, just awaiting reopening.

Both South West Rail and Heritage Centre & Puffing Billy Museum had something in common before, health & safety issues and when the societies closed down, Railfans like me don't hear or see much about them, on the Internet (uploaded photos) or anywhere else.


  andrew1996 Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
A lot of work has been done by several volunteers for the open day this Sunday over the past few weeks: There has been the relaying of points into the Goods Shed; removing a lot of dirt from the restored AYC (Australind saloon car), AQL (Albany Progress Buffet) and ZJA-travelling museum, along with charging their batteries and removing an unbelievable amount of possum smeg from the roofs; the loco Jardee started but I am not sure if it will be running for the open day; the RHWA side of the roundhouse was given a significant clean out with leaf blowers and G233 was given a high pressure clean along with a lot of the tractors; the other four compartments of the AH have been cleaned out and demoulded and electricity is being installed into the "picnic car"; there is a new barbeque shelter with a barbeque, sausage sizzles will be served on the day, along with tea, coffee and cakes in the AQL by the red hat ladies; a decade or so of dried leaves have been removed from the open tractor shed; and a signal was taken down because it was unsafe. On the day, the AYC, AQL and ZJA will be outside and on display, with G233, TA1801 and a half restored ACL in the roundhouse. There will also be operating historic tractors and a fettlers trolley that was restored.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Well, the big day is now over and what a day it was.  It is estimated that between 400 and 500 people attended and quite a few indicated interest in helping in some form or another to keep the SWRHC "moving forward".

For those who couldn't attend:  the Boyanup Fire Brigade had its fast attack truck on display
                                                    an impressive array of vintage motor bikes, including 1 with a sidecar, to examine, admire and/or drool over
                                                    a similarly impressive array of vintage cars, including a 1920s Chevrolet that took 9 years to restore to its current pristine condition, and a 1950s Foden tip truck with the curved split windscreen that reminds me of Rhonda's eyes in her sunburnt face in that terrible AAMI ad on TV
                                                    "Leschenault Lady" showed her insides to the world and the TA class shunter burbled away, with frequent horn blasts
                                                    an ADG railcar was open for inspection and allowed our Perth visitors to appreciate how spoilt they are with today's modern railcars
                                                     a great array of operating old machines, pumping water, making rude noises and one driving a wicked looking long saw blade that cut through a thick log to provide beautiful burls for those who want to make a real timber coffee table
                                                     the "Museum on Rails" van was open for inspection, attached to a buffet car and "Australind" sitting car , with the Boyanup Red Hat Ladies providing tea/coffee and cake to the many people who marvelled at what train travel used to be like
                                                     the Men's Shed group also served up plenty of "gourmet delights" via bacon butties and a sausage sizzle, all washed down with cold drinks
                                                     a vast array of old agricultural machines, some restored, some undergoing restoration and some requiring lots of TLC
                                                     a vast array of photos of transport from by gone days, concentrating on the local area, by the Capel and Districts Historical Society
                                                     the "bookshop" from Rail Heritage WA, with lots of different titles and magazines available at extra good prices

The local Boyanup businesses supported us with gusto, providing us with 17 prizes for our "gate raffle", for which we thank them most sincerely.

The SWRHC will now be open every 4th Sunday of each month to coincide with the Boyanup Farmers Market, although in December it will be the 3rd Sunday, the 16th, because of Christmas.  The Centre will also be open by appointment for school and group visits.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Well, the big day is now over and what a day it was.  It is estimated that between 400 and 500 people attended and quite a few indicated interest in helping in some form or another to keep the SWRHC "moving forward".

For those who couldn't attend:  the Boyanup Fire Brigade had its fast attack truck on display
                                                    an impressive array of vintage motor bikes, including 1 with a sidecar, to examine, admire and/or drool over
                                                    a similarly impressive array of vintage cars, including a 1920s Chevrolet that took 9 years to restore to its current pristine condition, and a 1950s Foden tip truck with the curved split windscreen that reminds me of Rhonda's eyes in her sunburnt face in that terrible AAMI ad on TV
                                                    "Leschenault Lady" showed her insides to the world and the TA class shunter burbled away, with frequent horn blasts
                                                    an ADG railcar was open for inspection and allowed our Perth visitors to appreciate how spoilt they are with today's modern railcars
                                                     a great array of operating old machines, pumping water, making rude noises and one driving a wicked looking long saw blade that cut through a thick log to provide beautiful burls for those who want to make a real timber coffee table
                                                     the "Museum on Rails" van was open for inspection, attached to a buffet car and "Australind" sitting car , with the Boyanup Red Hat Ladies providing tea/coffee and cake to the many people who marvelled at what train travel used to be like
                                                     the Men's Shed group also served up plenty of "gourmet delights" via bacon butties and a sausage sizzle, all washed down with cold drinks
                                                     a vast array of old agricultural machines, some restored, some undergoing restoration and some requiring lots of TLC
                                                     a vast array of photos of transport from by gone days, concentrating on the local area, by the Capel and Districts Historical Society
                                                     the "bookshop" from Rail Heritage WA, with lots of different titles and magazines available at extra good prices

The local Boyanup businesses supported us with gusto, providing us with 17 prizes for our "gate raffle", for which we thank them most sincerely.

The SWRHC will now be open every 4th Sunday of each month to coincide with the Boyanup Farmers Market, although in December it will be the 3rd Sunday, the 16th, because of Christmas.  The Centre will also be open by appointment for school and group visits.
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
Well, the big day is now over and what a day it was. It is estimated that between 400 and 500 people attended and quite a few indicated interest in helping in some form or another to keep the SWRHC "moving forward".

For those who couldn't attend: the Boyanup Fire Brigade had its fast attack truck on display
an impressive array of vintage motor bikes, including 1 with a sidecar, to examine, admire and/or drool over
a similarly impressive array of vintage cars, including a 1920s Chevrolet that took 9 years to restore to its current pristine condition, and a 1950s Foden tip truck with the curved split windscreen that reminds me of Rhonda's eyes in her sunburnt face in that terrible AAMI ad on TV
"Leschenault Lady" showed her insides to the world and the TA class shunter burbled away, with frequent horn blasts
an ADG railcar was open for inspection and allowed our Perth visitors to appreciate how spoilt they are with today's modern railcars
a great array of operating old machines, pumping water, making rude noises and one driving a wicked looking long saw blade that cut through a thick log to provide beautiful burls for those who want to make a real timber coffee table
the "Museum on Rails" van was open for inspection, attached to a buffet car and "Australind" sitting car , with the Boyanup Red Hat Ladies providing tea/coffee and cake to the many people who marvelled at what train travel used to be like
the Men's Shed group also served up plenty of "gourmet delights" via bacon butties and a sausage sizzle, all washed down with cold drinks
a vast array of old agricultural machines, some restored, some undergoing restoration and some requiring lots of TLC
a vast array of photos of transport from by gone days, concentrating on the local area, by the Capel and Districts Historical Society
the "bookshop" from Rail Heritage WA, with lots of different titles and magazines available at extra good prices

The local Boyanup businesses supported us with gusto, providing us with 17 prizes for our "gate raffle", for which we thank them most sincerely.

The SWRHC will now be open every 4th Sunday of each month to coincide with the Boyanup Farmers Market, although in December it will be the 3rd Sunday, the 16th, because of Christmas. The Centre will also be open by appointment for school and group visits.
"swrhc"
congragulations on the success of the open day. i will be down that way late in march so i will try to check out the heritage centre then.
wal.
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Y1116 and the ADG Railcars are in private ownership, There is no E1020 at Boyanup, BM002 is Jardee. you forgot to Mention the freight rolling stock along with the Passenger rolling stock, gangers trollies and trikes. So on the Rail side there is a lot more than you mentioned.
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


OOps sorry forgot yes SEC Com Eng E1020 was at Boyanup yonks ago 2002. It now resides at the Collie Goods Shed. its a long story. But a happy ending.
  1213Driver Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth Western Australia
I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Y1116 and the ADG Railcars are in private ownership, There is no E1020 at Boyanup, BM002 is Jardee. you forgot to Mention the freight rolling stock along with the Passenger rolling stock, gangers trollies and trikes. So on the Rail side there is a lot more than you mentioned.
"WAGR"


Rolling EyesRolling EyesRolling EyesRolling Eyes wow that's insightful WAGR - read the young mans post and the question he is  actually asking, is for a "LIST" of all that "LOT MORE THAN YOU MENTIONED" stuff that resides at Boyanup!

To his credit it would probably be an interesting list of equipment to see!
  andrew1996 Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Y1116 and the ADG Railcars are in private ownership, There is no E1020 at Boyanup, BM002 is Jardee. you forgot to Mention the freight rolling stock along with the Passenger rolling stock, gangers trollies and trikes. So on the Rail side there is a lot more than you mentioned.
"WAGR"


Rolling EyesRolling EyesRolling EyesRolling Eyes wow that's insightful WAGR - read the young mans post and the question he is actually asking, is for a "LIST" of all that "LOT MORE THAN YOU MENTIONED" stuff that resides at Boyanup!

To his credit it would probably be an interesting list of equipment to see!
"1213Driver"


Perhaps he missread. People (me atleast) don't answer questions properly all the time. It doesn't seem necessery to jump down someones throat for that.

Anyway, someone could add to the list later, but off the top of my head from the rail side there is:
A large rail mounted steam crane
An AY salloon styled suburban passenger car
An AYE (similar to the AY's, just 20' smaller)
An AYC salloon car off the Australind
An ARA salloon car off the Australind
An AQL buffet car off the Albany Progress
Two ZJ passenger train break vans, one has been converted to a museum on rails
A Z class break van
Four ACL or ACM's which are early "dogbox" styled country cars
A cattle wagon
A sheep wagon
An FD four wheeled louvred box car
An R timber bogie flatwagon
An LA ballast hopper
An AU early "dogbox" style suburban passenger car
A JQ bogie tanker
A J four wheeled tanker
A "merriwagon" used for hauling coal


  WAGR Chief Commissioner

I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Hi JT393. yes in deed i misread your post, i think its called a brain fart these days. However, you see im a falible human, where others are perfect, in there dreams. If you require a list of Railway rolling stock class and numbers that are located at Boyanup just get back to me and its on its way.
  1213Driver Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth Western Australia
I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Hi JT393. yes in deed i misread your post, i think its called a brain fart these days. However, you see im a falible human, where others are perfect, in there dreams. If you require a list of Railway rolling stock class and numbers that are located at Boyanup just get back to me and its on its way.
"WAGR"


"Brain Fart" ???
Quite frankly WAGR - your initial responses were dismissive to jt's obvious and uncomplicated request - so typical of our older generation rail enthusiast preservationists - how anyone could misread that post is beyond me. The request was quite transparent to myself and others and my response had nothing to do with being perfect!
So what's with the cloak and dagger - nudge nudge wink wink get back to me and I will send you a list - I thought our movement had gotten beyond that stuff!
 So still "jt's" objective of having a list of equipment published on this thread for all to see, appreciate and perhaps consider if they want to actually visit the museum for whatever reason be it research or enjoyment, is thwarted by the same style of archaic dismissive response.
Is there something to hide?
Given your longstanding involvement WAGR - I would have thought you would be want to advertise all the qualities of the museum and encourage people along.


Thanks Andrew for actually providing somewhat of a list of equipment - good to see the newer generations prepared to share.
"A "merriwagon" used for hauling coal"
Sorry to be "perfect" but the coal wagon you mentioned is a "M" wagon as in "M" for "Mary" as they were known by - hope this helps to better your knowledge.

Its great to see that the Museum has finally managed to get back on its feet and be able to open to the public again!
Well done - lets hope the new broom sweeps cleaner than previously.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Don't forget the former steam railcar ASA 445, later used as a track recording car.

There are currently 3 gangers' trolleys there - a fully restored Fairmont motorised trolley with "chairs" for the gangers to sit on, another almost restored trolley where the gangers sat on the side boards with their feet dangling over the sides(?) and a 3 wheeled trike.

I think Andrew has got all of the rest.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Don't forget the former steam railcar ASA 445, later used as a track recording car.

There are currently 3 gangers' trolleys there - a fully restored Fairmont motorised trolley with "chairs" for the gangers to sit on, another almost restored trolley where the gangers sat on the side boards with their feet dangling over the sides(?) and a 3 wheeled trike.

I think Andrew has got all of the rest.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Don't forget the former steam railcar ASA 445, later used as a rail recording car.

There are currently 3 gangers' trolleys there - a fully restored Fairmont with "chairs" for the gangers to sit on, a nearly fully restored trolley where the gangers sat on the side boards and perhaps dangled their feet over the sides and a 3 wheeled "pump" trolley.

I think Andrew has listed all of the others on site.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

Sorry all, I tried to delete 2 of these replies but couldn't work out how - one day I will learn not to double click!
  andrew1996 Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Hi JT393. yes in deed i misread your post, i think its called a brain fart these days. However, you see im a falible human, where others are perfect, in there dreams. If you require a list of Railway rolling stock class and numbers that are located at Boyanup just get back to me and its on its way.
"WAGR"


"Brain Fart" ???
Quite frankly WAGR - your initial responses were dismissive to jt's obvious and uncomplicated request - so typical of our older generation rail enthusiast preservationists - how anyone could misread that post is beyond me. The request was quite transparent to myself and others and my response had nothing to do with being perfect!
So what's with the cloak and dagger - nudge nudge wink wink get back to me and I will send you a list - I thought our movement had gotten beyond that stuff!
So still "jt's" objective of having a list of equipment published on this thread for all to see, appreciate and perhaps consider if they want to actually visit the museum for whatever reason be it research or enjoyment, is thwarted by the same style of archaic dismissive response.
Is there something to hide?
Given your longstanding involvement WAGR - I would have thought you would be want to advertise all the qualities of the museum and encourage people along.


Thanks Andrew for actually providing somewhat of a list of equipment - good to see the newer generations prepared to share.
"A "merriwagon" used for hauling coal"
Sorry to be "perfect" but the coal wagon you mentioned is a "M" wagon as in "M" for "Mary" as they were known by - hope this helps to better your knowledge.

Its great to see that the Museum has finally managed to get back on its feet and be able to open to the public again!
Well done - lets hope the new broom sweeps cleaner than previously.
"1213Driver"


Thanks for the correction 1213Driver, it is much appreciated. I still think however you are being unnecessarily rude. Have you considered that maybe you are a lot smarter than the average person and have exeptional capabilities of perception and what you see as obvious may not be to others. If you have a problem with someone, there are better ways to resolve them.
  swrhc Locomotive Driver

The SWRHC will be open on Sunday, December 16th from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

Unfortunately this will not be the extravaganza of November 25th but hopefully some volunteers will be on site undertaking restoration tasks on various items and will be only too happy to talk to you about the process.  Please note that I said hopefully as sometimes life gets in the way of the best laid plans.
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

I like to list the exhibits that South West Rail and Heritage Centre (ex-Boyanup Transport Museum) has,

So we have G233 (Leschenaunt Lady), Y1116, BM002, E1020, TA1807 & Railcar ADG 610.

Anything else that I've haven't mentioned? Are they going to get more rail exhibits or is that it for the time being?
"jt393"


Hi JT393. yes in deed i misread your post, i think its called a brain fart these days. However, you see im a falible human, where others are perfect, in there dreams. If you require a list of Railway rolling stock class and numbers that are located at Boyanup just get back to me and its on its way.
"WAGR"


"Brain Fart" ???
Quite frankly WAGR - your initial responses were dismissive to jt's obvious and uncomplicated request - so typical of our older generation rail enthusiast preservationists - how anyone could misread that post is beyond me. The request was quite transparent to myself and others and my response had nothing to do with being perfect!
So what's with the cloak and dagger - nudge nudge wink wink get back to me and I will send you a list - I thought our movement had gotten beyond that stuff!
So still "jt's" objective of having a list of equipment published on this thread for all to see, appreciate and perhaps consider if they want to actually visit the museum for whatever reason be it research or enjoyment, is thwarted by the same style of archaic dismissive response.
Is there something to hide?
Given your longstanding involvement WAGR - I would have thought you would be want to advertise all the qualities of the museum and encourage people along.


Thanks Andrew for actually providing somewhat of a list of equipment - good to see the newer generations prepared to share.
"A "merriwagon" used for hauling coal"
Sorry to be "perfect" but the coal wagon you mentioned is a "M" wagon as in "M" for "Mary" as they were known by - hope this helps to better your knowledge.

Its great to see that the Museum has finally managed to get back on its feet and be able to open to the public again!
Well done - lets hope the new broom sweeps cleaner than previously.
"1213Driver"


Thanks for the correction 1213Driver, it is much appreciated. I still think however you are being unnecessarily rude. Have you considered that maybe you are a lot smarter than the average person and have exeptional capabilities of perception and what you see as obvious may not be to others. If you have a problem with someone, there are better ways to resolve them.
"andrew1996"



I heard that to be a railcar driver you have to be a lot smarter than the average person with exceptional capabilities of perception, so that might explain things.
  jayrail Assistant Commissioner

Location: te Anau Southern Alps NZ
Good to see the Boyanup railway centre can be reactivated;There are numbers of SW rail enthusiasts still around there with memories of the dynamic manager of Bunbury Tourist Bureau,George Baxter.It was George who  massaged G233 into a tourist organisation,working out of Boyanup. Credit to George as he was a mentor to WA rail preservation groups,icluding HVTR> It was further promoted by the old WA tourist Bureau with WA  Govt ,WAGR encouragement.Wonderful runs to Brunswick,Collie,Busselton,Donnybrook. Joy of joy.
One time a trip to Yarloop steam fest in late 1980s.
There are many stories and photos out there of these times.

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