The Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway is a non-profit organisation whose aim is the protection, preservation, promotion and restoration of the historic Goulburn to Crookwell branch line.
State Railway operations on the line were suspended in 1989.
This line has never been “officially” closed.
Goulburn is a major railway centre located on the main southern line and is in active service to freight and passenger trains. Goulburn is also the beginning of the Crookwell Branch.
Crookwell is the lines terminus. Passenger services were suspended in 1979 with freight shortly thereafter. The line remained open for Steam tours in 1983 and 1985, 1985 being the last time a train of any sort ran the length of the line.
Crookwell is a significant surviving pioneer terminus station and yard with most elements intact from the date of opening in 1902. It represents an early period of growth by the railways to areas of marginal revenue. This then was reflected in economic constraints causing a cutting back on the cost of railway construction. It is the best surviving such complex in the State and contributes to the townscape of Crookwell. The site retains its setting and significant details such as basins, signs, plantings.
The New South Wales Heritage Office