Unless you’re a rail enthusiast, the thought of visiting a railway museum might not fill you with heart-thumping excitement. It certainly didn’t for me. But I’d challenge anyone not to be charmed by the nostalgic glimpse of yesteryear offered by the Roundhouse Railway Museum in Junee.
Located roughly halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, the facility was the last steam locomotive depot built by the NSW Government. Forty-two covered repair bays fan out like spokes from a 30.5-metre turntable, which was the largest in the southern hemisphere when it opened in 1947.