2010-09-03Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum, Australia\'s largest railway museum with over 100 exhibits representing State, Commonwealth and private railway operators on the three major rail gauges used in Australia.
Climb into the cabs of giant steam engines, walk through elegant carriages, enjoy free train rides and interactive and educational displays.
The museum operates a 2km long 457 mm gauge railway from Semaphore to Fort Glanville which departs from the foot of the jetty at the end of the popular Semaphore Road cafe strip, and parallels The Esplanade and the sand dunes of one of Adelaide\'s most popular swimming beaches, before passing through the dunes near historic Fort Glanville at Point Malcolm.
The railway operates daily during the school holidays and on weekends and public holidays from the commencement of the September school holidays through to the end of April school holidays. Steam locomotive No.6 \'Bill\' will depart between 11am and 4pm roughly every hour on the hour, or at frequencies varied according to demand.
The National Railway Museum...Affordable Family Entertainment.