Victorian Goldfields Railway

Donate to the Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society

The Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society is a non-for-profit organisation. All donations go towards ongoing maintenance and are a large source of funding for future projects. All donations are gratefully received. Donation of $2 or more are tax deductible.

The following have been identified by the board as a number of projects for the next 5-7 years:-

  • The replacement of the 60lb rail between Maldon and Muckleford with 80lb rail recovered from the former Cudgewa line by our volunteers in 2012.
  • The installation of a fire service and emergency lighting to our carriage shed, enabling it to be used for the storage of our heritage carriages.
  • The major overhall of locomotive K160 at Newport Workshops.
  • The replacement of a number of turnouts, including point timbers that are life-expired.
  • The establishment of a locomotive compound at Castlemaine to enable operations commencing at both ends of our line.
  • The replacement of our bus, hi-rail Nissan Patrol and hi-rail Mitsubishi truck
  • The ongoing conservation and preservation work required to keep our track, bridges, locomotives and carriages in a serviceable condition.


Donations have been the major source of funding for the following projects:-

  • Takeuchi Hi-Rail Appeal - a large portion of $65 000 was raised through donations
  • Steam Locomotive J549 was returned to service
  • Repair of Infrustructure
  • New Tools for Workshops & Civil Departments
  • Locomotive & Rolling Stock Aquisitions

Donate to the Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society


Donations over $2 are tax deductible