A.C.N. 009 872 011
ANGRMS Board (2013)Terry Olsson, Pres
Gordon Anderson, VP
Bob Gough, VP
Ian Thompson, Secty
Steve Baker, Treas
John Parnell, Mem
The Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society (ANGRMS) was formed in January, 1971 when a group of railway enthusiasts met to discuss the possibility of preserving a representative collection of locomotives and rolling stock used on the Queensland sugar mill tramways. The Society was incorporated under the Companies Act of Queensland as a Non-Profit Company, Limited by Guarantee, in September 1972.
Since 1971, the Society has acquired an irreplaceable collection of two-foot gauge steam, diesel and petrol locomotives and rollingstock, including a variety of line cars. Most were collected from Queensland and northern New South Wales although examples within the collection originated from England and France. It is a wide ranging collection of the equipment, which played a vital role in the development of the State of Queensland.
It has always been the Society's aim to display and operate this equipment. The Society has also purchased workshop equipment and track materials and established the "Durundur Railway" at Woodford, Queensland (Just 25 kms from Caboolture). Here, an operating heritage railway has been established and a static museum is to be set up for the purpose of diplaying this fine collection of unique, interesting and historic narrow gauge locomotives and ancillary equipment for the benefit of future generations.
The Society's collection of locomotives will continue to grow slowly over the years as we continue to obtain early diesel locomotives which are now being phased out. We would particularly like to acquire a Drewry 0-6-0DM and an example each of a Clyde and ComEng 0-6-0DM. The situation regarding the locomotives will change from time to time as the restoration of one is completed and another is commenced.
Membership fees have risen since the preparation of the prospectus. Please contact the Society at angrms @ angrms.org.au for current fees including the insurance levy.
Download the ANGRMS membership prospectus and application form (29 K pdf file).
You can also find us and other rail heritage attractions on Queensland's Rail Heritage web site.
Site maintained by ANGRMS member Lynn Zelmer, e-mail: lynn @ zelmeroz.com. Page last updated 5/04/13.