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The Valley Heights Locomotive Depot was officially opened in January 1914. The Depot’s locomotives assisted up to 30 trains every day from Valley Heights to Katoomba. Located on the steeply graded line to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, the Depot served the railways for 75 years.

However, its days became numbered when more efficient and powerful electric locomotives were introduced – eventually resulting in the closure of the depot, marking a major milestone in the State’s rail history.

The site is now home to the Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum which provides interactive exhibits of engines and carriages, along with other unique displays of railway memorabilia. A group of dedicated volunteers have also worked to conserve both the depot buildings, including the oldest roundhouse depot in NSW, and heritage rolling stock.

The Steam Tram and Railway Preservation Society operates from the site, providing historic steam ride experiences for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

So on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2012 (10am – 4pm) you can take a journey back into time. Explore transport 1920’s style at the Valley Height Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. For more information contact them on 02 4751 4638 or visit there website at www.infobluemountains.net.au/locodepot

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