Aug
01
2013

Jump on the Don River Railway

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Locomotive enthusiasts will delight at all the spectacular railway attractions Tasmania has to offer.

One in particular that people love to visit is the Don River Railway. Located in Devonport, a city in Tasmania's North West, there is a great range of things to see and do – and not just for those who love trains, but for anyone who is interested in a bit of history and the intricacies of restoration.

So what's there to do at the Don River Railway? First of all, there's an impressive display of steam and diesel engines, which show off the impressive history of Tasmania's rail networks.

There's also a museum on site which displays some awesome historical railway artifacts as well as a range of fascinating photographs. Make sure you also check out the site's workshop and site display where you can get even more of an insight into Tasmania's world of rail.

And the most fun part? You can even jump aboard one of the trains. The Don River Railway offers a half-hour scenic ride on a genuine, and genuinely cool, old vintage train. It travels along the Melrose line to Coles Beach and back, so you'll get to see some awesome and beautiful sights along the way.

Engines galore at Don River Railway - Image Credit: Don River Railway

1890's car, Don River Railway. John Coyle photo. Copyright held by John Coyle

Fascinating old restored carriage - Image Credit: Don River Railway

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