A line to our past - A brief History
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway (WA) Inc. has its origins in a small group of enthusiasts who met together in 1974 with the object of preserving steam locomotives and the railway line from Pinjarra to Dwellingup.
During the early 1970's some Pinjarra residents realised the line still had much to offer, so in 1974 they formed the Pinjarra Steam and Hills Railway Preservation Society, which later became the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway.
The line remains as an historic remnant of the pioneers early endeavours to open up the western third of the continent and the Railway continues to provide people of all ages with access to some of Western Australia's most picturesque places and a wealth of living history.
A collective labour of love
It's almost unfathomable in this modern age where 'time is money', and society seems more pre-occupied with the pursuit of the latter, that Hotham Valley Tourist Railway's operation and maintenance is handled almost entirely by a committed group of volunteers. They are always keen to welcome new members to the team.
With the cessation of the steam locomotives' operation in WA in 1971, many were stowed at Collie awaiting their fate.
HVR is a Volunteer Operated, Registered Tax Deductible Gift Recipient
For Hotham Valley Bookings Call : Australia 08 6278 1111
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