Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum, Australia's largest railway museum with over 100 exhibits representing State, Commonwealth and private railway operators on the three major rail gauges used in Australia.
It all started 1963 when some rail enthusiast looked at preserving some of the old railway equipment when it was condemned by the railway. The museum was first located on 2 acres of land at Mile End. Work started on the 10th Aug 63 by six members to start clearing the site. The first item was a N class van, which arrived on the 18th June 1964. The first loco to enter was P 117 on the 24th August.
For more info on events in 2013 http://www.natrailmuseum.org.au/ — at National Railway Museum,Port Adelaide