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Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc.

Contact

Mr Michael Menzies
Phone: (03) 5221 5342
Email: railexp@bigpond.com

Address

P. O. Box 1953
GEELONG VIC 3220

The aims and objectives of the Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc are:-


1, To retain and enhance railway infrastructure and rolling stock for the Geelong & South Western Railways.


2. To foster an interest in railway history.


3. To encourage a liasion with railway operators and to provide support for suitable projects.


4. To promote general railway activities.

The Intent of Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc.:

- Hold working bees to maintain the Birregurra Railway Station and Colac locomotive turntable.


- Open Birregurra Railway Station for public inspection on several days throughout the year.


- Publish a newsletter 6 times per year with  details of our activities and some local rail history information.


- Encourage and support rail heritage train visits to the Geelong and South Western area.


- Undertake excursions to places of rail, steam and/or heritage transport interest. 


- Maintain an archive of information and artifacts relating to railways in Geelong and South Wesren Victoria.


 

Recent Accomplishments of Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc.:

- Maintenance and restoration of Birregurra Railway Station and surrounds.


- Played a lead role in organisation of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Geelong & Melbourne Railway in June 2007.


- Planning celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Geelong and Ballarat Railway in April 2012.


- Restoration of the locomotive turntable at Colac Railway Station and re-instatement of facilities to enable heritage and tourist train services to use Colac as a rail tourism destination. 


 


 

Participation in Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society Inc.:

The group is open for everyone to join or participate in.

Meeting Venue:

Usually at Birregurra Railway Station.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Meeting Times:

Regular meetings on the second Saturday of every even month (ie Feb/April/June/ Aug/Oct/Dec).

Membership Fees:

Entrance Fee $5, Annual Subscription $20 until 31 December each year.