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Cooma Monaro Railway

NSW’s Alpine Heritage Railway Museum

A Total Heritage Railway Experience

Developing a nationally recognised, year-round, destination attraction for the Monaro


Cooma Monaro Railway is a heritage railway museum located in the Snowy Mountains Region of New South Wales. Based out of Cooma Railway Station, one of the last remaining, fully complete regional railway yards in NSW, we are dedicated to the development of the Cooma Monaro Railway Museum to preserve our rich railway heritage for generations to come.

We are actively developing the railway precinct at Cooma into a year-round heritage railway museum while our dedicated volunteers are working to restore the railway line for tourist services between Snowy Junction to the north and heading south to the terminus at Bombala.


The vision of the Cooma Monaro Railway is to develop a nationally recognised, year-round, destination attraction for the Monaro region, providing visitors with a total heritage railway experience for all ages while promoting and showcasing local business.

  • Year Round – not seasonal or weather dependant

  • Diverse Products – catering to a diverse range of visitors

  • Not For Profit – we are a volunteer run organisation

We are dedicated to ensuring that the Cooma Monaro Railway Museum becomes the premier destination for exploring the heritage of railways in NSW.


Develop an operation that is completely financially self-sustainable with a self-funding business model that supports the ongoing operation of the museum and tourist train operations as well as the ongoing maintenance of railway infrastructure.

Strengthen the local economy through the exclusive use and promotion of local products and services while establishing long-term partnerships with local businesses and service providers.

Proactively work on the restoration of historically significant infrastructure across the length of the corridor, including restoration of station and industrial infrastructure, while establishing additional, supportive uses of these spaces to promote local history, enhance the visitor experience and contribute to the economic sustainability of the operation.

Continue to develop quality community assets that benefit the wider community while promoting economic, cultural and social development.

Support the next generation through the development of strategic partnerships that create real-world education and training opportunities for all ages including school age, tertiary and mature age learners.




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