Seymour Railway Heritage Centre
Seymour has a rich railway history, being one of the first towns in Victoria to experience the railway town phenomenon. During the railway heyday the railway employed one third of the Seymour (1,500 people). It’s no wonder Seymour is home to such a fantastic railway heritage centre. The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre was established in 1983 and set up by a group of former railwaymen.
The heritage centre is home to the original Spirit of Progress steel carriages which were constructed in 1937 and operates these cars as well as the wooden cars, constructed in 1906 in regular heritage passenger rail tours. The heritage centre has also been able to acquire a number of diesel locomotives which it also utilises on heritage rail passenger services. The heritage centre also on site the last State carriages, numbers 4 and 5, which were once the exclusive use of royalty and other dignitaries, such as the State Governor when travelling around Victoria and they last accommodated, Lady Diana and Prince Charles on a special train in 1983.
Heritage train trips are regularly scheduled throughout the year by the heritage centre departing from Seymour station, more information about these heritage train trips can be found on the SRHC website. The heritage centre depot is open by appointment only and we recommend contacting the SRHC before making a visit.