W.A.G.R wool blanket

Warmth on a long journey

The West Australian Government Railways wool blanket was used on early steam trains, such as the Kalgoorlie Express, for passenger comfort. The Kalgoorlie Express opened in 1887 and operated for 51 years. Items like this wool blanket are extremely rare, and it may be the only one of its kind left in Western Australia.

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Merredin Museum and Historical Society Incorporated

A railway museum inside an old railway station building.

Stand on the railway platform which once welcomed steam and diesel passenger trains. Imagine a time when rail travel was the cheapest and easiest way to travel. Be immersed in the fascinating history...

Address:

Great Eastern Highway
Merredin WA 6415
Australia

Open Hours

Mon to Sun 11am - 2pm, except some public holidays

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