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Local history and heritage

Railway heritage and attractions

Mitchell Shire has a rich railway history across many of its towns for train enthusiasts to explore.

Seymour Railway Station was constructed in 1874 on the Melbourne-Wodonga line. Seymour's heritage-listed station is both architecturally and historically significant and still used by V-Line operations today. While exploring Seymour, be sure to visit the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and book a tour to board a restored vintage train to tour the region.

Mitchell Shire offers further railway history with Heathcote Junction Station. Originally named Summit, it was altered to Kilmore Junction in 1888 and then to Heathcote Junction in 1922 and was used for the now closed Heathcote Junction to Bendigo line. While this line is no longer operational, it is an important reminder of years gone by.

Today you can see railway remnants of this train line at the Tramway Heritage Centre in Bylands. The centre is also home to preserved decommissioned tramway fleet as well as buses and other vehicles.

Be sure to visit Mitchell Shire and experience all the railway heritage on offer.

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JW Elliot Reserve is home to the Black Train Steam Engine.

Built in 1913 this genuine steam train has been on a permanent display since 1965.

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This page was last updated on 16 September 2021.