ANGRMS: About

 

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ANGRMS Board 2021

Terry Olsson, Pres
John Parnell, VP
Robert Gough, VP
Ian Thompson, Secty
Geoff Howes, Treas
Dave Caruzzo, Mem
Stephen Baker, Mem

Trading as The Woodford Railway

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About ANGRMS

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.

Web Links
Woodford
Moreton Bay Hinterland Visitor Information Centre for events around Woodford (0408 773 550 or woodfordvic@gmail.com)
Queensland
ATRQ: Association of Tourist Railways (Queensland)
CaneSIG: Modelling Queensland's sugar cane railways
Ipswich: The Workshops Rail Museum (Queensland Museum)
National
ATHRA: Australian Tourist and Heritage Railway Association
LRRSA: Australian light rail research
Railpage: Australia's rail heritage
New South Wales
Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society, Albion Park: collection of ex-cane railway equipment
South Australia
Adelaide: National Railway Museum and ex-Millaquin Mill 'Skipper' (Perry Engineering)
Victoria
Alexandra Timber Tramway and its ex-cane railway locomotives

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