RAIL, MOTORS & MORE
The railways kept the region humming along and trading strong in its early days. Today their history is lovingly cared for and on show.
See historic carriages, steam and diesel locomotives at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. Private charters, special events and guided tours are all on offer.
Visit a re-creation of the bush sawmill and tramway era of the Rubicon Forest at the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum. Lovingly preserved industrial locomotives, rolling stock and machinery await to delight both railway enthusiasts and history buffs.
Check out the Kerrisdale Mountain Railway, truly an exercise in a narrow gauge railway engineering excellence. Travel the zig-zag railway and take in the panoramic views at ‘Summit Station. They are sure to take your breath away.
Lovers of trams can get a fix at the tramways museum at Bylands, riding on a tram from 1906 and viewing the 'preserved tramway fleet' of cable cars and electric trams that once serviced Melbourne and Adelaide.
If motors of another persuasion are your passion then the Shepparton Motor Museum has it covered. At any one time the Museum houses over seventy classic, vintage and veteran cars and motorbikes as well as associated motoring memorabilia. Visit one of the themed displays that are constantly rotating through the exhibition space.
Celebrate over 150 years of engineering and manufacturing history at the Furphy Museum. See iconic products such as the Furphy water cart and one of the first automatic harvesters. You can even find out how the word ‘furphy’ has added to the richness of the Australian language.
Visit one of the many museums and historical centres dotted across the region and soak up the history of yesteryear.