Historic Kalamunda locomotive restored to its former glory

Volunteers at Kalamunda History Village celebrating the remediation of the centre's locomotive.
Volunteers at Kalamunda History Village celebrating the remediation of the centre's locomotive.

THE Kalamunda History Village’s iconic locomotive has reopened to the public after a $340,000 refurbishment.

City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina said the project was one of the most unusual projects managed by the City.

The locomotive was shrink wrapped in November 2016 after asbestos material was discovered during painting works.

“The locomotive is a key attraction of the Kalamunda History Village and we are so pleased to see it restored for all to enjoy,” he said.

“On behalf of the City of Kalamunda, I would like to thank Lotterywest for the $180,000 Heritage and Conservation grant that has enabled this project to be carried out and this community icon to live long into the future.”

Kalamunda History Village is on the site of the old Upper Darling Range Railway Station built in the 1890s to service the Zig Zag line, which transported timber from Canning Mills to the main line at Midland Junction.

The History Village is the largest folk museum in WA, depicting the unique Hills life and industries.

Visit https://www.kalamundahistoricalsociety.com/