Welcome to Yarra Valley Railway

The Yarra Valley Railway is a not-for-profit and volunteer based group. The society holds an order-in-council to restore and operate the Yarra Glen-Healesville portion of the former Victorian Railways line as a Tourist Railway. Operations are based at Healesville Railway Station, which is on the Historic Buildings Register.

Although reduced from its original size, a 4-road railway yard remains, together with an engine shed/turntable road. Other intact infrastructure that exists at the Healesville Railway station includes a turntable that is still in full working order and original condition, a 20,000 gallon water tower, a typical Victorian Railways goods shed as well as a full set of station buildings.

Stabled at the Healesville Railway Station Compound is the society's collection of locomotives and rolling stock, comprising of Locomotives:

  • J541 - Partly owned by the YVR and YVR members, currently on hire to the Victorian Goldfields Railway
  • 22RM - 153hp Walker Rail Motor. On loan from the ARHS, fully operational
  • J516 - Coal-Burning Steam Locomotive. All 'J' class locomotives were built in England by the Vulcan Foundry, Lancashire
  • W250 - Diesel-Hydraulic Locomotive. Fully operational and recently repainted
  • 62RM - DERM (Diesel Electric Rail Motor)
  • Y145(Y109) - Operational
  • T341 - Operational

Join us for a trip on the historic Walker RM22 Railmotor from Healesville to Tunnel Hill, crossing the Watts River, under the Donovan's Road overbridge and through the historic tunnel at Tarrawarra Winery. Relax and take in the spectacular sights and sounds of the beautiful Yarra Valley.

In the event that the train is unavailable, trolley rides will replace train rides.

A $3.5m Regional Development Australia Fund grant has given us the opportunity to rebuild the former Victorian Railways branch line between Yarra Glen and Healesville.

The Yarra Valley Railway is a non-profit organisation dependent on the work and contributions of dedicated volunteer members to succeed.