Flooding Thomson

The Railway is not operating at the moment due to COVID restrictions to people coming from Melbourne and your assistance is needed to help cover fixed costs.

Recovery from the 10 June 2021 flood is the major priority as the train can not operated until all our bridges are fixed and this needs to be done fairly quickly. We are a not for profit volunteer organisation and your donation is tax deductable.

Some projects that need financial support include:

Current Projects

  • Flood recovery works
  • The upgrade of two DH locomotives for hauling our full fleet of carriages
  • Our Rail Motor project – two old trams are being repurposed for efficient and comfortable single unit trips
  • The upgrade of station precinct amenity at Walhalla and Thomson

Future Aims

  • Repair and renewal of six major bridges
  • Extending the line to the Tyers/Walhalla road
  • Hosting steam locomotives on short term loan if possible

The Walhalla Goldfields Railway is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient and covered by Items 1 & 4 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Any donation of over $2 (payable to the Walhalla Goldfields Railway Museum Account) can be claimed on your tax return.

Alternatively, if you are reviewing your Will, we be extremely grateful for your consideration of the Railway as a beneficiary. The following form of a Bequest is suggested for your solicitor to use in any Will:



The Walhalla station building was constructed at GippsTafe Yallourn in 2001, with the support of government grants for labour and materials.

Once it was transported to the site, the verandah was not added due to a lack of funds. Without the verandah, it was wet and bleak in Winter and scorchingly hot in Summer on the platform!

In 2014, the Railway was to able to complete the station precinct with a very high quality structure that had authentic heritage detailing, plus a new platform and sealing. This $90,000 project was completed with the support of the Victorian Government, cash from WGR and a very generous bequest of $25,000 from the estate of Peter Brumm, a former Guard on the railway. It would not have proceeded without that assistance.

Commerative Sleeper

Remember loved ones and help the railway

A novel way to be part of Walhalla Goldfields Railway, your donation will help to restore the DH Locomotive No. 37.

Each sponsored plaque and sleeper will have a nameplate attached to the end of the sleeper for any message you would like to put on it, in remembrance of someone or a family gift, the choice is yours. (please see display board) The nameplates and new sleepers will be placed on the track at the Walhalla and Thomson stations alongside both platforms to be easily visible to everyone.

If you would like to purchase a name plate or sleeper please fill in the bottom part of the form and hand it back with your remittance to the station staff, or email to,

More enquiries Walhalla office 5165 6280 or order form here

Contact our Secretary on to discuss what might be possible and we would be most grateful.

Subscribe to Walhalla Goldfields Railway to stay up to date with all the news on the tracks.