Railway Museum



Trains no longer run through Coolgardie, but it was a momentous day in March 1896 when the first passenger train from Perth steamed into the Coolgardie Railway Station carrying, among other dignitaries, Premier John Forrest. It was a defining moment in the on-going development of the goldfields, and the expansion of the rail network ultimately brought about the demise of the Afghan camel ‘trains’ and the bicycle courier services that prior to rail were essential to Goldfields transport and communications.

Today the Coolgardie Railway Station is a museum that is undergoing restoration, with current access restricted to the platform with its steam locomotive, carriages and other interesting artefacts.


  • Railway Museum