Powder Van

Arriving in 2011 after initial restoration by the RailCorp apprentices, the Powder Van has taken pride of place on the on the platform at Cooma Railway Station with its internal display of example items from the period. The van is also significant to the region as it was used to transport explosives to Cooma for the construction of the Snowy Hydro Scheme.

Over the last 10 years, the elements have taken their toll on the canvas roof and after 5 years, temporary protection had to be installed to prevent water leaking into the interior of the van.

What do we need?

Assistance with installation of the new canvas roof and complete re-paint.

How can you help?

f you would like to assist with this project or you would be interested in donating goods or services to assist this project, please contact secretary@cmrailway.org.au

Funding for this restoration was provided by Transport Heritage NSW.


Project Updates

  • Project Update | Powder Van Restoration
    With a reprieve from the recent inclement weather, the team were able to make a start on the restoration of the PV 22318 Powder Van. Arriving in 2011 after initial restoration by the RailCorp apprentices, the Powder Van has taken pride of place on the on the platform at Cooma Railway Station with its internal