Railway Preservation in Tasmania

Don River Railway

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Former TGR diesel loco Y6 passing the recently opened workshops at Don © Benjamin Dix

The Don River Railway is a 4km, 3'6" (1067mm) gauge tourist railway and museum, located 3.5km west of Devonport in northwest Tasmania.

The railway is open daily (except Christmas day and Good Friday) and trains leave Don hourly from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The collection includes restored station building and signal box, 20 locomotives, 30 carriages & over 50 wagons. The society also has a restoration shed at Inveresk in Launceston.

A full rollingstock list may be found here

Contact Details:

Don River Railway
c/o Post Office
Don
Tasmania 7310

Phone: (03) 6424 6335
Fax: (03) 6423 6925
Email: donriver@donriverrailway.com.au

See their internet site for more information


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In  May 1986, MA2 headed the first steam-hauled, main line passenger train in 10 years. The train fr
With the arrival of 45 diesel locos from Queensland, space became tight at Launceston Workshops. Aft
M4 and train of assorted historical carriages waits for departure at Coles Beach before returning to
MA2 and M5 at Relbia with a combined train of Don River Railway and Tasmanian Transport Museum rolli
MA2 and M5 perform a photostop at Relbia (near Launceston) with a combined train of Don River Railwa
As part of their 25th anniversary weekend, mixed trains were operated with locomotives M4 and V2. Th
CCS25 at the Don River Railway, August 2003
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As part of the ARHS annual general meeting in August 2003, a special photographic train was operated
Interior of Don River Railway shed at Inveresk, Launceston; March 2003
V2 on a train at Coles Beach, February 2006
Workshops building, Don; February 2007
Y6 and train passes the workshops building at Don, April 2010
Y6 and train wait for departure time at the Don River Railway, April 2010
Some of the locomotives on display at the Don River Railway, April 2010
Some of the items on display at the Don River Railway, April 2010
1002 undergoes restoration work at the Don River Railway, November 2011
Locomotive M4 leads carriage SSD 2, AAL 11 and Suburban No.1 away from Coles Beach station on the Do
Locomotive M4 leads carriage SSD 2, AAL 11 and Suburban No.1 away from Coles Beach station on the Do
Locomotive M4 runs around its train at Coles Beach station on the Don River Railway, February 2015
Former Emu Bay Railway locomotive 1002 leads a train of ex Tasmanian Government Railway vehicles int
Former Emu Bay Railway locomotive 1002 leads a train of ex Tasmanian Government Railway vehicles int
Locomotives H2, EBR 21 and Y2 stand outside the Derwent Valley Railway's New Norfolk depot, May 2016

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